September 11, 2013 AT 11:00 am

Cups & Bowls with Facial Expressions #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Here’s a rather lovely opportunity to take a break from exploring “personal manufacture” to take a look at a highly “personal” “manufacturing” process. Ever wanted to learn how the Tassen “Cups & Bowls with Facial Expressions” were produced? Well, neither did we until we saw this video.

As a succesful player in the 3D animation business for many years, FIFTYEIGHT 3D decided to produce products from their amicable cup characters. Their product line-up includes bowls with a variety of facial expressions, also available as tea, coffee, espresso and egg cups. Made in Germany with love!

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If you are a) not German, and therefore b) have never seen these creatures, then here’s your primer!

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