When I was presented with the challenge of creating a design that represented 3D Systems AND Pride Month, I immediately approached it from an Industrial Design perspective.
It had to be functional, it had to be needed, and it had to be aesthetically-pleasing.
With the current plight of humankind, it seemed pertinent that it also be COVID19 related.
It seems likely that wearing a mask is going to be a part of our daily lives for a very long time.
Having seen numerous posts on social media of the various ways in which people were hand-washing and storing their masks, since not everyone has access to a washer and dryer, I knew it was going to be a mask storage and drying solution.
So I created Protego, which is Latin for protect or mask.
Highlighting the beauty of the rainbow, this rotating stand allows for 6 wet masks to hang over the drip well to dry unimpeded and 6 dry masks to hang accessible, ready for wear. The top functions as a key holder to encourage placement of Protego near the front door, accessible for everyday use.
Protego is of course 3D Printed utilizing 3D Systems technology.