Gifts for your Valentine… Your 3D face !
You can have your head scanned and turned into a 3D digital model, which is then printed in plastic in high definition on a ProjetHD printer.
A silicon mould is made from this positive form and filled with melted chocolate – and the final product can be secreted in a box of chocolates and presented to your unsuspecting loved one.
A chocolate making workshop by KS Design Lab offers classes ahead of Valentine’s Day for making personalized gifts, by turning one’s face into a chocolate treat for their significant other.
Participants of the workshop first scan their faces and edit the data using a computer software.
The data is then sent to a 3D printer to produce silicon moulds which chocolate is eventually poured into.
Tradition states that women give chocolate gifts to men on Valentine’s Day – with special emphasis on bespoke, handmade items. Men are expected to return the favour one month later on “White Day”
It joins a growing trend for niche coffee shops in Japan, including love cafes, where you can have a drink by friends, and cafes where you can eat with your favourite real live exclusive … lover in life
The molds turn out eerie candy likenesses meant to be nestled as a “surprise” in a box of Valentine’s chocolates.
As in, “Surprise! My filling’s brain-flavored!” or “Surprise, my head actually IS full of peanuts!” or “Surprise!
I spent our vacation money flying to Tokyo and back to make you this mold of my face we can fill with chocolate over and over again!”