3D printed one-of-a-kind bike saddle promising you ultimate comfort
VAEN design studio fabricates VAEN Saddle – a futuristic high-performance and ergonomic bike saddle that takes the best of traditional as well as additive manufacturing.
With the aim of crafting a one-of-a-kind groundbreaking object, Earth-based VAEN design studio brilliantly fabricates “VAEN Saddle” – a futuristic high-performance and ergonomic bike saddle that takes the best of traditional as well as additive manufacturing.
Creating products seamlessly highlighting sustainability, functionality and aesthetics – “our objective is to fill the gap that currently exists between additive technology manufacturers and the final consumer” says the studio.
As if it were an organic growth – the studio algorithmically designed an adaptive nature-inspired lattice structure generated from the unique pressure map of each cyclist to achieve density variations guaranteeing maximum comfort by reducing pressure peaks.
By constantly searching for the perfectly ideal lightweight solution, one of the main differentiating elements of this innovative saddle is its layered construction.
“We believe that a more progressive customization will be the future of saddle ergonomics and 3D printing will play a key role in that regard” they add.
Skillfully utilizing 3D printing and best performing materials for each eclectic part – the substance used for its outer layer comprises adequate features for friction, breathability as well as comfort during a ride.
Additionally, the middle layer with a flexible material encompasses perfect properties for shock absorption and comfort while its hard base with carbon fiber-based matter further ensures reliability as well as durability.
“The goal of this project was to take advantage of 3D printing and topology optimization as well as let the computer craft a highly optimized concept, but – its design intent, form language, CMF and experience are still our jobs as human designers” says the studio.