Design an Extraordinary Cabinet Knob or PullBlind

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
I own Knobs.co, a retail cabinet hardware site. I want to manufacture a line of unique, 3D printed cabinet hardware. This contest is for the design for one cabinet knob or pull. However, should I find a designer whose work I like, there could be far more work following. The final knobs will be produced in metal. They will need to be strong enough for daily use, stunning to look at, and capable of being screwed into a cabinet, which means they should have a threaded screw hole capable of receiving an 8-32 screw. The knob diameter can be anywhere between 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. Also, the final piece needs to be capable of being submitted directly to Shapeways, and conform to all of their criteria for strength, wall thickness, etc. I'm not a techie, so if I have to modify anything to upload it, the knob is never going to get made.
Wants:
I'm looking for designs that are beautiful, unique, and highlight what one can do with 3D printing. I'd love the winning piece to be something that can generate buzz, that people will share online as it's shows this uniqueness. Yet, as I'm selling functional hardware, it still needs to work well as a knob.
Don't Wants:
I'm not looking for any designs that could be made through other means, such as through a mold. I want designs that highlight the unique capabilities of 3D printing.
Software:
  1. AutoCAD (latest)
  2. anything that works with Shapeways
Additional Information
I received the question from one of the designers, since I specified a diameter, does the knob have to be round. That's a great question. The knob can be any shape whatsoever.

I just found out that the 3D printing technology can't handle the threaded piece for the screw, so I imagine that component will have to be added later. Thus, it's not necessary to have the threading in your designs, just a place for the threading to go. 1/8" diameter holes in the CAD Design should be sufficient for adding the threads post-production.

I've been getting questions regarding when I'm going to choose a winner. I apologize for the delay. There are a number of beautiful designs that I like quite a bit. However, I need to verify that all of them will successfully print and be strong enough for daily use. As I'm not an expert in these areas, it's taking me some time to complete this aspect.

Entries

1st Winner
#72 The Spiral Knob by Luka B.
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My last entry for this competition. Feedback is welcome!
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2014-09-05 18:38:33
2nd Winner
#6 kNOB1 by PETER LAKATOS
Hello
This is my first model,
I have attached the pdf with the check data i made in shapeways, that confirms the compatibility with my model.
I will ad more models in the same way, with the shapeway checks made.
Thank you
Best regards
Lakatos Petru
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2014-08-22 09:29:15
3rd Winner
#40 round voronoi knob by Albertus Putra
this is just simple round knob, but it will be high valuable with its voronoi pattern
Mathematical art is the latest trend in 3D print, include this voronoi pattern
I can make another knobs with other mathematical art pattern, I think it will fulfill your needs in functional yet unique shape
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2014-09-01 06:56:01
#64 Flower of liife knob by PETER LAKATOS
Hello This entry and the ones that will follow will have the 1/8" hole. I regret being late with them, i had some personal problems.
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2014-09-05 11:13:26
#16 knob 2 by PETER LAKATOS
2014-08-24 10:45:47
#23 Pull1 by PETER LAKATOS
Hello
I did this from another, i will submit today the 6 pointed star version of the Kob from the second entry, then i will submit o version of this pul with some roundings.
Thank you
Best regards
Peter
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2014-08-25 13:18:07
#34 The Leaf knob by Luka B.
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This is my first 3D print oriented knob design where I tried to do a leaf like knob. It is extra enforced in order to handle the force of pulling.
Any suggestions or other feedback is welcome!
Regards!
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2014-08-29 08:07:49
#39 The Flower Knob by Luka B.
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This is my second entry. I don't know if you are printing with a multiple colour 3D printer but also a one color edition would (I think) look good.
Feedback is welcome!
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2014-08-31 16:28:29
#41 voronoi cabinet-pull by Albertus Putra
simple straight cabinet-pull, but the voronoi pattern would increase the "wow" factor
Material thickness is around 3 mm, and it can be 3D printed using either FDM or SLS method
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2014-09-01 09:48:56
#43 fibonacci twisted knob by Albertus Putra
simple round knob with twisted fibonacci pattern.
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2014-09-02 06:13:13
#62 SG-CADCROWD-CabinetKnob-1 by Stefan Gales
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2014-09-05 10:55:53
#65 Knob1 improved by PETER LAKATOS
I have optimized the model for 3D printing and updated the hole with the indication in the brief. Thank you.
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2014-09-05 11:24:53
#67 knob6 by PETER LAKATOS
The 6 pointed star knob as requested, i have made 3 variations, two of the first with a hexagon hole in the middle, different orientations.
Thank you
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2014-09-05 11:50:10
#68 Knob2 updated by PETER LAKATOS
The first version of the 5 starred model but with updated hole.
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2014-09-05 11:54:04
#73 Knob8 by PETER LAKATOS
One more entry as i see that it still can be uploaded to the contest. All models are ready for printing. Thank you.
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2014-09-06 11:29:59
#11 Knob V5 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-23 09:40:40
#46 twisted cabinet-pull by Albertus Putra
this cabinet-pull can gives the amazing feeling for the cabinet.
The details in the twisted area only can be achieved by 3D print
The width and thickness in the twisted area is strong enough to grab it.
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2014-09-02 09:29:50
#1 Knobs and Pull V1.0 by Irfan
Knob and Pulls
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2014-08-21 14:52:40
#2 handle1 by KeyConcepts
You have a massive selection of handles and knobs on your website. One thing that i did not see is a profile option that would watch the profile of the wood edges. Here is a quick mock-up of a sample. I have plenty more profiles to choose from as well (I work in the woodworking industry designing tooling for cabinets, doors, etc.).
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2014-08-21 17:24:53
#3 Pull-2 and Knob V2 by Irfan
Pull n knob
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2014-08-21 17:40:37
#4 Pull Knob V3 by Irfan
Knobs and Pull
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2014-08-22 07:06:15
#5 Knobs V3 by Irfan
Knobs
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2014-08-22 08:12:39
#7 Knob V4 by Irfan
Knob Solid works
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2014-08-22 10:48:37
#8 Pull V3 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-22 15:27:01
#9 Knob-V4 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-23 06:46:07
#10 model 01 by rikibro
handle
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2014-08-23 07:13:55
#12 Knob V6 by Irfan
Knob Design
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2014-08-23 11:07:53
#13 model 02 by rikibro
model 02
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2014-08-23 13:20:21
#14 Pull-V 3.1 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-23 15:06:48
#15 Pull- 3.2 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-23 16:22:44
#17 Pull V4 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-24 11:03:48
#18 Pull V4 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-24 11:12:13
#19 Knob-V5 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-24 11:33:41
#20 Knob V7 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-25 06:14:54
#21 Knob V8 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-25 06:56:30
#22 Pull V8 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-25 11:42:04
#24 Pull-V8.1 by Irfan
Pull
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2014-08-25 15:58:12
#25 Knob-V9 by Irfan
knob
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2014-08-25 18:33:47
#26 knob-a by abhishek suchak
here are some knob designs .if you are having problem with (.prt) file than i will change to (.stl) file for 3d printing
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2014-08-27 17:47:03
#27 knob-b by abhishek suchak
2014-08-27 17:48:05
#28 knob-c by abhishek suchak
2014-08-27 17:49:23
#29 knob-d by abhishek suchak
2014-08-27 17:50:16
#30 knob-e by abhishek suchak
2014-08-27 17:51:12
#31 table pull by abhishek suchak
2014-08-27 17:54:05
#32 Knob v9 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-28 07:10:22
#33 Door knob by robhare
Four leaf clover door Knob
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2014-08-28 08:14:02
#36 Knob V10 by Irfan
Knob Android
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2014-08-30 11:10:51
#37 Knob v9.1 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-30 11:12:00
#38 Knob-V11 by Irfan
Knob
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2014-08-31 15:10:37

Discussion

Lionstail

Buyer

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:35:04 +0000
The most common length is 3 inch drill centers, which means the distance between the screws.

abhishek suchak

Designer

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:31:47 +0000
what are the specifications for cabinet pull?

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