Tiger ChongSheng Guo Venus 3D Printed Cup
Venus 3D Printed Cup is Iron Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award Category.
Venus 3D Printed Cup

Venus is a modern drinkware set designed to introduce cutting edge digital fabrication technologies into the home. Aiming to celebrate the forms, functions, and social innovations digital fabrication can provide, Venus takes additive manufacturing methods - such as 3D printing - and combines them with contemporary industrial design. Encapsulating the symbiosis between two forms, and the unique qualities of 3D printed geometries; Venus was 3D printed in a ceramic polymer mix, before being fired and polished. The base was printed in a PLA based wood filament.

Venus 3D Printed Cup
Tiger ChongSheng Guo Venus
Tiger ChongSheng Guo 3D Printed Cup
Tiger ChongSheng Guo design
Tiger ChongSheng Guo design
Tiger ChongSheng Guo

Tiger ChongSheng Guo is a China-born, New Zealand based designer. Brought up in a revolutionary time for design, with eastern roots grown in western soil, Tiger is a culturally diverse designer with a passion for additive manufacturing, fine detail handcraft, and solving the world’s problems one design at a time. Educated at Victoria University of Wellington in state of the art design and research practices, and versed in cutting edge manufacturing techniques, Tiger now aims to bring the wonders of auxetic materials and voxel-based printing to the design industry of tomorrow.

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is a world leader in digital fabrication technologies; ranked the 10th top university internationally for 3d printing, and 1st in New Zealand for research quality. Having pushed 3d printing since it's inception decades ago, and recently acquired a J750 full colour printer, it was only natural for this project to lean towards digital manufacturing methods.