The Espresso Set aimed to explore a new form of 3D printing, ceramics. We wanted to explore the issues, limitations and overall output of this new technique. The process isn’t as crazy as it may sound, there is still the traditional glaze and fire process found in traditional ceramics. What 3D printing allows you to do is create forms which used to required complex molds and weeks of work. Shapeways offers up a lot of information about the process here. Warehouse posted the products for free, and downloaders could download the files and simply print the pieces at home or have them sent away for printing in a specific material.
The set was designed to be simple and modular. The pieces all fit nicely on a tray, and mimic tiny bathtubs, giving a fun way to think about drinking your morning coffee.