3D Printed Home Decor And Gifts

Kettering, United Kingdom
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About SawfordDesignStudio

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Homeware with 3D Printing at the centre

Sawford Design Studio is a small, independent UK design business that produces a range of homeware items and gifts with 3D printing at the heart. Run by Dan Sawford, Product Design BSc graduate, Masters graduate and RSA award Winner, Sawford Design is a work-from-home business that runs alongside other career work.

3D Printing forms the backbone of Sawford Design, with all products involving this process either fully, partially or by moulds originally produced from a 3D print. Although 3D Printing is an automated process, there is a great deal of handcrafting involved when finishing the products, especially if they are not entirely 3D printed; this may involve deburring sharp edges, sanding, painting, assembly, mould making or using resin to name several examples.

Great care is taken to reduce the environmental impact of Sawford Design as much as possible, and whilst it’s currently not possible to be entirely eco-friendly, the best efforts are taken to reduce damage to the environment. These steps include using recycled and recyclable packaging, eco-friendly printer filaments, non-toxic spray paint and designing with little to no waste material in mind.

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  • Dan

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I’m a designer with a 1:1 degree in Product Design (Graduate and Postgraduate) and RSA 2020 Award Winner. I run my business Sawford Design alongside working on a family farm and at university as both a part-time lecturer and workshop technician.

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are all your products eco-friendly?

The vast majority are, but where this is not possible due to certain paints or materials, the listings are clearly labelled in the description! Unfortunately, being eco-friendly currently comes at a price and as a small business it can be difficult to make margins meet; however, when eco-alternatives are available and affordable, the materials/paints will be switched (the sooner the better!).

Can you print my model?

Of course, get in touch! Whilst Sawford Design is based on being as environmentally friendly as possible and uses eco-friendly materials, should you wish to use on-sustainable materials such as ABS this is possible.

What handcrafting elements are involved?

Whilst 3D Printing is an automated process, a great deal of time is required to finish, assemble and produce the products. All printed products are deburred and sanded by hand, with some being hand-painted with others being made entirely by hand with 3D printing being used to create a mould or jig (especially resin products!)

Are your products entirely 3D Printed?

Not all of them, whilst the current majority of products are 3D printed, focus is on producing products that have other elements such as using different materials, processes and techniques whilst remaining true to involving 3D printing at some stage of the process