Together with CellCore, a Berlin company specialized in biomimetic engineering, we created a lightweight structure similar to the veins of a tobacco leaf. It allows for high stability and torsional strength.
The backbone was subsequently filled with singular elements arranged in a biomimetic pattern. These elements serve as carrier of the design, giving KENTRON Cigar Stand its distinguished shape while adding as little weight as possible.
Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of structures and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex problems. Living organisms have developed well-adapted structures and materials through natural selection.
Biomimetics has given rise to new technologies inspired by biological solutions at macro- and nanoscale. In a classic design problem, strength and toughness are likely to be mutually exclusive - strong materials are brittle and tough materials are weak. However, natural materials with complex and hierarchical material gradients that span from nano- to macro-scales are both strong and tough.
3D-printed and painted in Germany
Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 30 mm (1.18 x 1.18 x 1.18 in)
Weight: 1.3g (0.046 oz)
When we looked at cigar accessories, we could not find a beautiful cigars stand. This is why we began engineering a new and entirely modern interpretation of the cigar stand.
Our aim was nothing less than to re-create the cigar stand and its meaning: an exquisite place for the cigar, inspiring new thinking and representing a modernist lifestyle. With the KENTRON Cigar Stand, we created an elaborate, high-tech object that serves as a placement of valuable cigars and a source of inspiration.
With the development of KENTRON #42K, we challenged the limits of today’s metal 3D-printing and additive manufacturing. The Kentron Cigar Stand is another result of these efforts. 3D-printed in filament, it is both lightweight and very tough. These technologies are used in state-of-the-art rocket engines and weight-effective Formula 1 racing parts.
The KENTRON Cigar Stand is a visionary cigar accessory, representing German Engineering at is simplest and best.