This image felt disruptive to me so I immediately sent this onto sfd, an innovative client of LumicoDesign that supply mannequins to global brands. We love to share our ideas with companies that share our passion for disruption and sfd certainly share our passion and vision.
With our new and totally disruptive approach we are able to create new, or use existing physical mannequin forms and transform these into digitally poseable geometry. We can then go a step further and use additive manufacturing techniques like 3D printing produce full size mannequins for use in the retail sector.
Traditionally this process would be done by interpreting artistic sketches and crafting the form from clay in China. This interpretation often leads to a time and resource draining cycle of revisions, which is an inefficient use of resource and results in increased time to market. The physical mannequin must then be signed off in person in China or shipped to the UK. If a new pose is required the process needs to be started afresh. A typical design can take 3 months to get to this stage.
We started by digitising an existing mannequin using 3D scanning before arriving at our clever recipe for creating poseable digital mannequins. The digital nature of the process opens doors to all sorts of new innovations such as 3D printing, Augmented Reality(AR) & Virtual reality(VR).
Benefits of our digital process include:
Now you have the flexibility to create, present and make any mannequin design virtually. Our customers can view their concepts in 1:1 scale in virtual reality where we can make changes or new designs in less than a week! This combined with the complete manufacture and supply service from sfd makes this proposition a very exciting and disruptive innovation.