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Wave dish takes cues from hand movements to create dips and curves

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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