Designer Lincoln Kayiwa is a graduate with a Master of Arts from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland, and he founded his design studio, KAYIWA, following his schooling.
His bold and playful, fully functional and durable designs range from furniture to housewares. His disregard for convention means his pieces are highly sculptural, but he also focuses on creating what he calls “functional solutions for everyday needs.”
Working in conjunction with Materialise NV, the providers of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services, Kayiwa recently launched his 3D Printed DINO clothes rack.
According to Kayiwa, the hangers are produced with polyamide powder via the laser sintering process, and he’s particularly pleased that none of the powder, which is left over from creating each piece, goes to waste.
“During the last decade, 3D printing technology advanced considerably, which allowed the true vision for DINO to be realized,” Kayiwa says.
The final product is conceptually interesting and functional, as the hangers are suspended along an electro-polished, stainless steel bar with spacers in between to keep them organized. They can swing back and forth and move side-to-side to allow for efficient use. Kayiwa says the hangers can be made in varying heights to leave hanging space for long coats or to make them them easy to reach.
The DINO collection of hangers feature a textured finish and an ergonomic shape. Kayiwa says that he worked closely with the design and engineering team at Materialise once he arrived at his preferred concept.
“Design is often the key to success for a 3D Printing project,” says Karel Honings, a project manager at Materialise. “We modified the original shapes in order to come to designs that are ready for additive manufacturing. This guaranteed a perfect – and repeatable – quality that meets KAYIWA’s standards.”
You can purchase the DINO clothes rack in three models: straight, wavy and modular, and in eight standard colors. Kayiwa adds that the DINO rack can be customized to match a room’s style, and he can even incorporate a brand identity into the product with specific logos or color schemes.
What do you think of the DINO collection from designer Lincoln Kayiwa? Does his work inspire you to make a functional item of your own? Let us know in the DINO Clothes Rack forum thread on 3DPB.com.