Duralex Celebrates Seven Decades with 70 3D Printed Picardie Glass Add-ons

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Whether you are a savvy epicurean, a diehard cosmopolitan foodie, or just a practical ‘eat to live’ sort, there’s always something fulfilling about having a kitchen and cabinets full of modern, sleek 70dishware, and accoutrements.

Even if you aren’t eating or cooking there often, you can turn your kitchen and home into quite the showplace with a variety of classic accents. Now, you can take these pretty items out of the kitchen as well, and put them to some very surprising uses–ahem!–in the yard practicing golf, feeding the birds, and even stylishly sharpening pencils at school or the office.

Paris’ 5.5 designstudio has gone all out recently celebrating manufacturer Duraflex as a grand septuagenarian. As a reward for their many decades of elegant glassware, and thanks to 5.5 designstudio’s offbeat 3D printed designs, now you can trick out the center of your home and more with a total of 70 new spins on the picardie glass, via 3D printed lids, connectors, and attachments in cobalt blue.

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These small tumblers are normally the classic glass you might find yourself holding in a French café or bistro, enjoying a chilled drink or a toddy. Now, your local bluebirds may find themselves eating out of them, and your debaucherous neighbor might be tipping his ashes into one–all done with perfect European style that only the French can really perfect, adding a dash of surrealistic humor a la 5.5 designstudio style.

Duralex, hailing from La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, a small city in France, has reigned for many long years as manufacturer of this iconic small glass, along with that of a long line of other glassware and tabletop. Whether you enjoy the glasses while having some juice or a beverage James Bond style, 5.5 designstudio invites you think of other activities as well, as they’ve cleverly transformed one simple glass into 70 designs that will have you smiling, doing a doubletake, and eagerly anticipating heading to the 3D printer to make them for yourself. You’ll have to wait a few months to do so though, until they are available online this fall at Boutique Centre Pompindou.

Currently, 5.5 designstudio is showing off the picardie glass designs at their workspace at 8, rue popincourt (rex-de-chausséè) in Paris until June 6th.

 A Duralex glass is the very essence of what we believe about design,” said Jean-Sébastien Blanc of 5.5 designstudio. “An integrated and timeless object, there’s nothing gratuitous or artificial about its conception. Functionality is everything, and that’s what makes it beautiful.

The list of 70 designs is varied, sundry, and purely delightful, from the dreidel to the bilbouquet. You can even pair two of them together with a 3D printed double connector and use the picardie 5.5-designers-duralex-picardie-glass-70th-anniversary-designboom-02glasses for condiments or candies. Other 3D printed attachments and adornments, just to name a few, transform the glasses into:

  • Elegant coffee filtering devices
  • Hand-weights
  • Mini-basketball games
  • Water Mills
  • Painting palettes

Check out the rest of the 3D printed collection here.

Which ones are your favorite 3D printed accents? Have you ever thought of any similar designs for 3D printing? Discuss in the 70 Picardie 3D Printed Glass Designs forum over at 3DPB.com. Below you will find a complete list of all of the designs:

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