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Scandles, the Candle Mini-You #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

iMakr, a vendor-agnostic 3D printer retailer with two locations so far — New York and London — has partnered with a range of local designers and vendors in each market to create special programming and activities to attract customers. One of these projects, a partnership with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, is to produce 3D scanned candle portraits. From the Scandles, the Candle Mini-You press release:

3D printing pioneers – iMakr, in partnership with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche – The Paris Luxury Department Store, is launching “Scandles” – The Candle Mini-You.  Using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing technology, iMakr will be creating bespoke, one-of-a-kind candles from a 3D printed version of you.

From the 1st of November 2014, customers will be able  enter into a custom built, highly specialised scanning booth located at Le Bon Marche Store in Central Paris, where their likeness will be digitally captured in 3 dimensions.

This digital file will be sent to the iMakr Store in London where a specialised 3D printer will print the subject in question.  A silicone mould will then be cast from the printed model and premium quality, all natural candle wax will be used to create the final product from this mould – with options available for different colours and scents (the scents currently available are Lavander, Rose and Lemongrass, but other scents will soon be added!)….

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