Reader Submitted: RichRach – Reinventing zippers

The zipper has been in our lives for over a hundred years, but when was the last time we stopped and examine it? Taking a closer look at its qualities gives a chance to explore the mechanism and how it can be manipulated and controlled.

From Helix to 90 degree zipper : RichRach aims to challenge the known zipper and create a catalog of new Forms and shapes that are no longer flat, linear and symmetrical.

Spiral zipper
Spiral functional zipper
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Angular zipper
90 degree angular zipper can have a structural benefit and enables closures that the flat zippers can’t.
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Circular zipper
Full circle zipper : can take any radius or size and combined with other characteristic.
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Printed functional zipper
Printed using SLA printing with nylon material gives strong but flexible qualities and allows delicate details.
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
zippers catalog
Angular zippers : 120, 90 and 60 degrees angle and even spiral
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Zippers catalog
catalog : quarter half and full circle
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Zippers catalog
catalog : from the regular zipper to an asymmetrical zipper, anyone can play with the parameters and create a variety.
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Zippers catalog
Catalog : complex shapes of curved zipper and helix
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
printed circular flat zipper
A fully functional circular zipper
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy
Printed objects with zippers
Rounded object can have a functional zipper : circular zippers can be flat, angular or tilted.
Credit: photographer Anatoliy Arinitskiy

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