Satori is partnering with Mahdi Naim Design Lab, following the recent launch of their desktop-sized industrial 3D printer, the ST1600. Satori’s collaboration with the Moroccan avant-garde design studio is centered around connecting art and technology, and 3D printing with a purpose.
The Satori x Mahdi collection is based around the idea that 3D printing should be used as a solution to a problem. The exclusive partnership will be a series of projects, with the first project focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing and empathy in reaction to national lockdowns around the world. Due to the pandemic, people around the globe are currently connected through shared experiences such as working from home (WFH). Designed with a purpose, the collection is based on creating useful, 3D printed WFH tools, with both an aesthetic design and functionality in mind, to inspire and improve your living and workspace at home.
“At Satori, we wish to inspire global innovators to create value and make a difference with our 3D printing technology. Instead of rocket science, we encourage people to use our technology to create meaningful objects to address the most pertinent issues in daily life. We are excited to work with Mahdi Naim Design Lab to push the boundaries of 3D printing, and create something with a social impact.” comments Chengxi Wang, CEO of Satori.
The initial collection is made up of three products 3D printed by the ST1600, including an intricate laptop stand, an aesthetic stationery organizer, and a multi-purpose USB holder that acts as a stress ball thanks to its flexible outer material. Each design is functional with an artistic value, to create joy in our surroundings through playful avant-garde interior design pieces. What differentiates this 3D printed collection from what’s available in the current market is that the design is optimized with a lattice structure to achieve optimal function with minimal material (less is more). Compared to the traditional manufacturing process, the flexibility of Satori 3D printing empowers the designers to create whatever shape they have in their imagination and combine the ultimate artistic expression with usability. The laptop stand for example is based on a whalebone structure with a modern twist, while the nose of the stand acts as a comfortable space to place your hand while using the mousepad, proving the functionality of the design.
“I am thrilled to be working with Satori to explore the limits of 3D printing with a purpose. I am passionate about connecting technology, language, and emotion through my designs and I believe Satori is the perfect partner to make this happen.” commented Mahdi Naim, creator of Mahdi Naim Design Lab.
This is only the beginning, Satori and Mahdi Naim Design Lab have further inspiring projects currently in development, including a social initiative to pioneer 3D printing in Africa.