XOCO is a 3d-printer that can createÂ customised objects in chocolate, aimed at innovative restaurants, serious hobby cooks and their guests. Current 3d-printers are usually technical, business-like objects and with this project we wanted to show that also in this category it is possible to create a product which not only works great, but feels rightÂ in the food-centred environments it is intended for.
The XOCO 3d-printerÂ is based on a polar coordinate system with a rotating build plate and a single pillar from which both printhead and glass cover are suspended. Everything in the design contributes to givingÂ the process of printing a visually open impression, adding to the experience of creating your customised sweets. Special attention is given to the interactive aspect of the process with a glanceable multicolour LED ring guiding the user through the printing process.
All elements of the XOCO ecosystem of product, graphics, interaction, app and consumables contribute to aÂ perfect creativeÂ experience for cooks and their guests.