The new Buzzsaw Prototype Collection, the first of the BOND Hardware Prototypes Series, is an example of methods + materials inspiring collections.
BOND Hardware refines + repurposes existing objects. Dana, BOND’s designer + creative director, draws inspiration from utilitarian items in the world.
Starting with a found object, Dana explores what could be done to refine it, to elevate it, to make it wearable.
She details the initial design process here:
Found objects become feasible concepts once they are sketched out in a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program. Sketching begins by picking a viewpoint to start from, usually a front facing or top-down view.
The concept is sketched as contour drawing. This creates the general shape + silhouette of the concept. Volume + depth is then added to the sketch by extruding, or pulling, it in various directions…
Extrusion transforms the 2D sketch into a three-dimensional object that we can rotate + engage with, continuously editing + viewing from different angles to ensure the integrity of the original concept stays intact.
Next, in the detailing phase, wearability + design choices are considered. For example, if a ring has a sharp corner that touches the skin, a curved edge (aka “a fillet”), makes it more comfortable. On the same piece, a bevel might be added to the outer edges for design and aesthetic purposes. Simply put: fillets provide comfort while bevels enhance form + design.
The BOND Hardware logo is added as a last step within the CAD process. A logo is created as a 2D vector which is then transferred to the CAD design program, where placement is determined + space is left for BOND Hardware logo indentation.
After the 3D CAD is finalized, we are ready for 3D Printing.