Punched Lamps

Sometimes when we visit the furniture store it gets frustrating, items are too expensive or they don’t have precisely what you want. We’ve seen a bit of this before, but now emerges a new approach to furniture making: punch out the design yourself, literally!

Fluid Forms now offers personally designed 3D prints of lampshades. The magic is how you perform the design. Incredibly, you don some boxing gloves equipped with embedded sensors. Then via a not-quite-consumer-level hookup, your punches are applied to a virtual cylinder (the would-be lampshade) in real time! After an appropriate set of presumably artistic punches, you’ve got your design. Press the print button and pay USD$1,500 and you got yourself a lampshade.

Cool, but try explaining that one to your Mom.

Via The Future of Things

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