image : BramGeenen
3D Printing has long held a fascination for me. I remember the first time I saw a demonstration at the school I work at. Pupils and staff alike were spellbound by the machine and were delighted when a tiny model of a car was produced. As with all innovative design, 3D printing has certainly moved on. People like Bram Geenen applying these advanced technologies to make better, more sustainable products, including lightweight 3D furniture.
The Bloom Table Lamp by Patrick Jouin. Created in 2011 ! It is made from polyamide, the shade can open and close just like the petals of a flower, enabling you to select the degree of light you want.
Design and technology is fast evolving, enabling more and more beautiful furniture to be created. I adore this Nagami Zaha Hadid Bow chair, part of a collection seen at Milan Design week 2018.
Bow is the latest result of the extensive, ongoing research that ZHA is conducting within the domains of 3D printing and material experimentation
image : keystones
Keystones 3D Printed connectors enable the creation of endless kinds of furniture by simply inserting wooden beams into connecting parts. This technology is now available to download, something my husband is already working on as a technology geek, avid DIYer and experienced carpenter, he is truly in his element. I have already put my order in !
image : AZLArchitects
AZL Architects have created a garden pavilion from 3D printed plastic blocks for a client in China.
The 400 blocks were created in one month and the pavilion was assembled by inexperienced local villagers in just three days.
Imagine what the future holds.