Philippe Malouin's 3D-printed bowl for Othr homeware range

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Philippe Malouin contributes 3D-printed bowl to Othr's growing homeware range

Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has added a small bowl to new 3D-printed homeware brand Othr's collection of items, as part of its chain of fortnightly product launches (+ slideshow).

The Connection Bowl is Malouin's second design for Othr, which launched during New York design week last month.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

Its simple shape comprises a hemispherical dish and two flat vertical panels, which stabilise the rounded base and provide a handle.

One sheet kisses the bowl's lip, while the other sits perpendicular to bridge the gap between the two where the container curves away.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

"We focused on those types of connections, which are often invisible to the untrained eye," said Malouin, who is based in London.

"But when you stop and focus on the object and really look at it, you find out how interesting and intricately made it actually is."

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

The bowl can be 3D-printed in either steel or porcelain, both with dark metallic finishes. It follows the designer's Connection Vessel, a small steel container made in the same way, that featured in Othr's debut collection.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

Othr was founded by Joe Doucet, Dean DiSimone and Evan Clabots, who are aiming to "disrupt the current supply chain involved in producing goods" with 3D printing.

The brand launched with 12 small products by designers and studios including Claesson Koivisto Rune, Todd Bracher, Michael Sodeau and Sebastian Bergne.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

The goal is to release new items every fortnight, a feat enabled by the quick development times possible with the technology.

Doucet, DiSimone and Clabots follow designers including Stefano Giovannoni, Sebastian Wrong and Matteo Thun, who all launched their own brands during Milan design week earlier this year.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

Malouin graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven and set up his studio in 2009 after working for British designer Tom Dixon. His recent work ranges from an installation of swings at a Milanese palazzo to a collection of geometric planters.

He is also the director of architecture and interiors practice Post-Office, which has completed projects including the UK headquarters for Aesop and Dezeen's former offices in London.

3D printed Connection Bowl by Philippe Malouin for Othr

The Connection Bowl is now available on-demand from Othr's website for consumers in the US and Canada, with shipping outside North America expected later this year.