©2019 by David Buehlmann.







From traditional to contemporary - how to transform craftsmanship?

Such an application resulted in three products: a nutcracker cast in aluminium, using a 3D-printed master mould for making the form; a wicker hanging lamp with a laser-cut framework and laser-sintered clamping mechanism that can be adjusted in height; and, a 3D printed double-wall insulated porcelain carafe.

FUTURECRAFT – The connection of tradition and digitalisation. Bachelor thesis project 2018. 

Teamwork with Joel Hügli

Awarded 1st place for the AMATIN design promotion award

Published in the Swiss designmagazine Wohnrevue

Nominated by «Innovation Basel»

Exhibited at Salone del Mobile, Design Fair in Milan 2019

We harmoniously connect the art of craftsmanship and digital manufacturing processes. The combination allows for previously unknown forms and functions to emerge. Digital manufacturing techniques support the design process, make it more flexible and efficient. 


manufactured in lost-form aluminium casting.


The traditional metal casting technology combined with CAD modelling and FDM 3D printing processes allows the efficient development and production of prototypes and small series. The nutcracker combines form and function possibilities in a harmonious way.


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