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Wave dish by Nate Asis

"The name Wave comes from two places," says Toronto industrial designer Nate Asis of his sinuously curved dish. "Firstly is the hand-waving gesture that is captured to generate the form. The second is the resulting wavy texture." Developed from a desire to make digital production and 3-D printing more personal, Asis's design uses an Xbox Kinect and 3-D modelling software to create each curve and dip. "The program records a user's fingertips as they wave their hand in front of the Kinect, a motion-tracking camera," Asis explains. "The longer a finger is held in one position, the deeper the resulting wave will be." The current iteration is made of nylon – suitable for a catch-all for change, keys, jewellery and the like – but a ceramic version is on the way. $248 through

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