Industrial Designer Brian Garret explored opportunities of mass-customization in his graduation thesis “User Customization through Rapid Manufacturing” in collaboration with Freedom Of Creation and Eindhoven University of Technology in 2009.
The outcome is a series of customizable headphone designs. These headphones are a manufactured through state of the art rapid manufacturing technologies, this allows each headphone to be personalized with the customers music taste.
This music taste forms a decorative textual pattern around the headband of the headphone showing everyone your favorite bands, song texts or lyrics. This design is an exploration of how our digital behavior can be translated in rich tangible products.
About Freedom Of Creation
Freedom Of Creation (FOC) is where cutting edge technology meets design. FOC is a pioneering design and research company, specialized in designing with 3D printing technologies. The outcome of this work is either part of the FOC Collection or commercialized by other design labels.
Since 2000, the extensive research conducted by FOC in design with 3D printing, has resulted in innovative and successful commercial products.
The FOC collection is sold worldwide through an exclusive network of retailers and distributors. Next to that a number of designs have been added to permanent collections of MoMA, VITRA and MAD NY.