In all honesty, I’m not a huge fan of 3D printing. Most of the products I’ve come across have felt cold and mechanical. In other words, not something I would want to use on a daily basis. But this series of products called tilde, created by Kyoto-based studio Shingei-sha, is the closest thing I’ve seen to getting 3D printing right.
Created by studio members Hiroshi Mitachi and Ryo Kosaka, tilde uses a popular process known as FFF (fused filament fabrication) where materials are extruded through a nozzle and joined together to create 3D objects. But by adding their own woven “amigasane” technique, the final products are warm and silky instead of hard and cold.
Some of the items are available online.