* Designed in collaboration with EventArchitectuur for Droog design
3D printers, and more specifically, the projection of having one at home, allows us to re-examine what was till now forced to become standardized, dull, mass-produced plastic objects. Sockets are a perfect example: they are the first points of interface in the house and yet they exist almost as a visual interference in the interior. Yet manufacturing with the 3d printers allow for more specific, playful designs that would otherwise won’t be viable in a mass produced environment.
four designs offer to treat sockets as a point of interest rather than interference. We also offer an open file for users to create their own interpretations of what a socket could be, and sell these interpretations under this project on the “MakeMe” platform. This way, a community is also generated around a product.