A new 3D print-based furniture venture has launched: Haddy.
Yizumi’s SpaceA: A Robotic 3D Printer For Continuous Production of Polymer Parts
Yizumi’s SpaceA industrial 3D printer combines several technologies into an interesting package.
Herman Miller and Knoll Merger Creates 3D Printing Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at how innovation could be enabled by more 3D printing by major furniture producers.
Design of the Week: Deckchair
This week’s selection is the Deckchair by Papa-prints.
Design of the Week: Voxel Chair V1.0
This week’s selection is the Voxel Chair V1.0 by Nagami Design.
Fortune Brands and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how an upcoming spin off could make use of 3D print technology.
Richard Schultz’s Legacy and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the life of designer Richard Schultz.
Arevo Gets Into The 3D Printed Furniture Business
Arevo announced a new product to be made with their continuous carbon fiber system: furniture
3D Printing Disrupts The Furniture Industry
Charles Goulding Jr. considers where 3D printing sits in the future of furniture supply chain.
BeYou Chair Lets You Sit Anyway Way You Like
Have you ever sat on a chair and thought, “Man, I wish there was a more comfortable place to sit”?
Design of the Week: Skafaldo Bowl & Side Table
This week’s selection is the Skafaldo Bowl & Side Table by Unfold.
Design of the Week: Roomba Risers
This week’s selection is the Roomba Riser by Steve Harvey.
3D Printed Designer Furniture
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata find that the idea of 3D printing sits comfortably for designer furniture.
IKEA Brings 3D Printing Back Home
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi consider some of the homey and 3D printed touches possible with IKEA furniture and accessories.
3D Printing Makes “She Shed” Dreams Come True
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe dive into the fabulous world of the “She Shed,” made all the more personal with 3D printing.
Design of the Week: Bionic Sofa
This week’s selection is the smooth and sweeping Bionic Sofa by designer Alex Demin.
Gaming Chairs That Sit Well With 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the potential for 3D printed designs in gaming chairs.
Growing Contemporary 3D Printed Design in China Using Traditional Materials
Cameron Torti and Charles Goulding of R&D Tax Savers discuss 3D printing in contemporary Chinese design.
The Other Side of Generative Design
A report on Fast Company illustrates that there’s more than one way to do generative design.
Fabric Nets Injected with Expanding Foam
In this modern age of everything-looks-the-same DIY furniture, it makes sense that some people want to make something unique to stand out from their friends’ IKEA apartment fixtures.
Urban Design Project Invites Public to ‘3D Print (Their) City’ From Waste
With much of the world turning a newer, greener leaf, many people are finding ways to incorporate a “greener” lifestyle with 21st-century technologies.
Tips for Meeting Millennials’ Furniture Needs by Utilizing 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss 3D printing to appeal to millennials’ furniture buying preferences.
Stefan Marji’s Armchair Concept Sees A Future Filled With Expandable Furniture
When you think of furniture designs in the far future, you might think of crazy generatively designed stools
A Sustainable Place to Rest Your Rear
3D printing the seating of the future isn’t just getting personal, it’s sustainable.
This Industrial Design Team Turns to AI to Quickly Generate Form Studies
Even though centuries have passed, the act of designing and making objects is still primarily the same
IKEA Settles into 3D Printing with Custom Butt-Fitted Stool
A fascinating arrangement between IKEA and UNYQ will produce custom fitted stools for gamers.
Design of the Week: Hychair
This week’s selection is the Hychair by Thiele + Wagner.
Is 3D Printed Furniture Practical?
With the advent of large-scale 3D printers, one is tempted to 3D print furniture.
Design of the Week: Chubby Chair
This week’s selection is the stackable Chubby Chair by Dirk Vander Kooij.
Design of the Week: DIY Furniture Joints
This week’s selection is the practical set of DIY furniture joints by Martina Caset.
This Insane Wood Chair Was Created Using Generative Design
While plenty of exciting developments are happening in the product design space, few are as revolutionary as advancements in generative design.
3D Printed Brackets Demonstrates a Powerful 3D Printing Capability
Netherlands-based Openplus has launched a very powerful 3D print-driven construction system for furniture.
Design of the Week: Rocket Coffee Table
This week’s selection is the playful Rocket Coffee Table by Stelios Mousarris.
WASP’s 3D Printing Vision Continues to Inspire
Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies operating across the 3D printing industry, all motivated by the potential of additive technologies and/or the commercial opportunities that they offer.
Herman Miller’s Step Into 3D Printing
Furniture maker Herman Miller has developed an unusual way to leverage 3D printing for their business – and yours.
Design of the Week: VOXEL Chair
This week’s selection is the very unusual VOXEL chair by designer Joshua Sellini.
3D Printed Furniture: Possible
Is it possible to 3D print furniture? Yes, indeed!
3D Printed Furniture Venture Launched by Drawn
France-based Drawn has developed a line of 3D printed furniture using a robotic printing approach.
The Biomimicry Approach
A graduation project illustrates the future of 3D printed structures.
Design of the Week: Bone Chair
This week’s selection is designer Joris Laarman’s Bone Chair, part of a seven-piece collection entitled, “Bone Furniture”.
Another 3D Printing Use Scenario: Enhanced Lighting
The combination of artistic 3D prints and computer-controlled LED lighting is opening up some new furniture possibilities.
3D Printing a Living Object: Furniture
Designer Eric Klarenbeek has used 3D printing in a revolutionary way we’ve not seen before: printing a living piece of furniture. The Dutch designer 3D printed a chair (with an amazing design) from straw material (not seen before) and added living fungus (also not seen before). The “Mycelium Chair” includes a very thin… Continue reading 3D Printing a Living Object: Furniture
Furniture That Can Carry Its Own Weight
Multithread, a furniture collection that is currently on display at the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial, has an interesting story behind its creation. Designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram, the Multithread collection was built using custom-created CAD software that can analyze the support forces acting on a piece of furniture’s joints and modify the… Continue reading Furniture That Can Carry Its Own Weight
Design of the Week: The Bloom Table Lamp
This week’s selected design is Patrick Jouin’s incredible Bloom table lamp. What makes it so interesting? It’s based on the mechanics of an actual flower: to emit more light, the lampshade opens as a flower does when exposed to light. The piece is actually 3D printed as a single unit, including hinges for the… Continue reading Design of the Week: The Bloom Table Lamp
Self Powered 3D Printed Lamp
Designer Margot Krasojevic has developed a very unique piece: a 3D printed light that provides its own power. How does it do that, exactly? The shape of the case is the secret. While it appears to be an attractive lamp, aerodynamically its actually a propeller! It’s mounted on a rotating axis connected to a… Continue reading Self Powered 3D Printed Lamp
Sit On Objet’s 3D Printed Chair
It’s always totally amazing to pull a new item out of a 3D printer, but it’s even more amazing when it has moving parts and startling when it’s a complete item that’s ready for immediate use. 3D Printer manufacturer Objet has just produced such an item using a new material on a new printer. The… Continue reading Sit On Objet’s 3D Printed Chair
The Endless Chair
Another surprise item seen at London’s Design Museum was the “Endless Chair”. Why is it called “endless”? Because it’s made from recycled refrigerators, where plastic is ground up and extruded in 3D printing fashion into the correct chair shape. Another reason for the name is that the production equipment, in this case a leftover… Continue reading The Endless Chair
Natural 3D Printing
Ponoko posted of a wonderful story about Sydney-based lighting company SandFlora’s experience designing a beautiful lamp. The interesting part was the inspiration: nature. In fact, this line of lamp was inspired by the intricate Waratah flower, native to Australia. The lamp was of course 3D printed and looks amazing. Our interest, as was… Continue reading Natural 3D Printing
3D Printed Chairs
Freedom of Creation has produced another set of amazing furniture, this time by Dutch designer Bram Geenen. The design of the Gaudi stool (pictured) and a matching chair was done mathematically, where the curves and internal structure were determined by the distribution of various forces. From design, the furniture was produced by laser sintering. These… Continue reading 3D Printed Chairs
Fractal Tree Table
If the size of your 3D printer’s build chamber is too small, the answer is obvious: break your object into a series of smaller parts, print and assemble them. That or buying a bigger printer. But let’s turn this around: what if you don’t know how big your object is, and you just print… Continue reading Fractal Tree Table
Images From DHUB
There’s a fascinating exhibition taking place at the Disseny Hub in Barcelona, also known as “DHUB”. From the exhibition’s description: FABRICATION LABORATORY consists of not one but a series of activities (exhibitions, real-time fabrication laboratories, workshops, lectures, etc.) that offer a comprehensive overview of 3D digital manufacturing technologies. Flickr user LaN_Luis has published… Continue reading Images From DHUB
We ran across a very interesting operation: SMArchitecture, a “Kuwait and London based architectural & design R&D practice”. Their blog, written by Dr. Thomas Modeen describes their design experiments, which are often highly unusual and seem to have evolved from fabrication techniques. Some examples: The ‘Comet’ vase, which consists of a bundle of hollow,… Continue reading SMArchitecture
Chairs You Can Sit On
Some may say that 3D printed items are not robust, but not this time. Design firm Freedom of Creation’s Janne Kyttanen has made an amazing set of swivel chairs exclusively for a yacht and residence. FOC used Selective Laser Sintering to produce the unique chairs, which are based on a previous tray design. The chair… Continue reading Chairs You Can Sit On
The .MGX Collection
Earlier this week we encountered iMaterialise’s .MGX collection at the Parallellepipeda Exhibition, and we wanted to learn more. iMaterialise, as we’ve written before, is one of the notable and larger 3D print services today. Like most 3D print services, they allow you to upload your own 3D design (and even help you do it successfully)… Continue reading The .MGX Collection
The Parallellipipeda Exhibition
The Singularity Hub reports on an exhibition taking place at the M Museum in Leuven, Belgium, where the Parallellipipeda Project attempts to leverage the Parallelepiped geometric shape. Amazing sculptures, plates, light fixtures and even furniture are being shown until 25 April. They’ve even included a 3D scanning booth, courtesy of EyeTronics, in which you… Continue reading The Parallellipipeda Exhibition
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.… Continue reading Punched Lamps
Sketch Furniture Into Reality
Swedish design firm FRONT is pioneering a rather unusual method of developing 3D furniture models. They use 3D motion capture techniques to trace the movement of a sketch artist’s pen in three dimensions. The sketch artist, in this case, is drawing life-size furniture in empty space. Once you have a 3D model, what might you… Continue reading Sketch Furniture Into Reality
Dining Room Table Printed
It’s really just a model, but the concept was developed by Swiss Designer Phillippe Cramer. Interestingly, Philippe’s model is entitled, “Stalactite Table”, which mirrors the 3D printing process that produced it: layer by layer. Maybe when the build chambers of commonly available 3D printers are a bit bigger than they are now (12 inches… Continue reading Dining Room Table Printed
3D Sneeze in your Living Room
Marcel Wanders, a dutch designer, has created a very unusual vase. It’s based on a 3D scan of an “airborne snotty”. The picture tells the story. Via Marcel Wanders Studio