April 6, 2020
DESIGN SUPPORTING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
AN OPEN SOURCE PROJECT TO PRINT 3D TEMPLATES
“My name is Federico Pilloni and I’m a product designer. Given the limited availability of surgical masks I thought to design one.”
In time of Covid emergency designers and innovators are working on ideas and projects that can help to realize the most requested and less available protection tools: the masks.
Federico Pilloni is one of them: graduated in Product Design at IED Cagliari, Federico has launched an open source project on social media that is being improved day by day thanks to the contribution of young designers like him who have accepted the invitation to put their knowledge at the service of emergency.
The mask is printable in 3D and easily adaptable to any kind of face. Designed to be made with non-toxic materials, it can be used for a not too long time and is washable. It is not a medical device and does not replace certified masks.
Federico launched a call to arms to all 3D printer owners, makers and designers to improve his project and make it an emergency device within everyone’s reach.