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3-D Printed Furniture Continues to Evolve

Photo: Sofa So Good by Janne Kyttanen via contemporist.com

Via 3ders.org

Across industries, 3-D printing has stopped being a novelty a while ago. The technique has developed dramatically in the last years, with tremendous improvements in both quality and speed. In the world of interior design, 3-D printed furniture accommodates the designers’ creativity by avoiding the limits imposed by the conventional manufacturing process. In addition, it proves to be cheaper than taking the traditional production route by avoiding expensive tool costs or modifications, especially when done in small batches.

Photo: The Gradient Chair by Joris Laarman Lab via mocoloco.com

Benefitting from these advances, the size of the 3-D printed furniture continues to grow. Here is, for instance, a 3-D printed couch created by Janne Kyttanen and fittingly named “Sofa So Good.” 

This lounger chair has a lattice structure finished with high-polish copper and chrome, and a curvy silhouette that evokes the lines of a modern sculpture. The best part? It only weighs 5.5 pounds, in case you enjoy rearranging your space or tend to move often.

Photo via contemporist.com

3-D printed chairs seem to become the field of a true creative outburst. The Gradient Chair designed by Amsterdam-based Joris Laarman Lab is 3-D printed in thermoplastic polyurethane. It retains the solid character necessary at the structural points, yet the surface is soft and flexible, proving that, when it comes to texture, digital production is less limiting than one would think.

Photo via mocoloco.com

Finally, created by the Belgian designer Peter Donders, Batoidea or the stingray chair, is an aluminum casting piece made using 3-D printed molds. This time, it is not the chair, but the tool used in its production that benefits from the 3-D printing technique. The result is a chair that has the flow and the lightness of a stingray in motion. The no-bulk design is ideal for contemporary minimalist interiors. 

Photo via http://www.3ders.org

Please take a look at our Before and After images of selected projects from 2017 HERE.

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