by Aubrey Andel
Furniture produced by a 3D printer may disappear before we even have the chance to own a 3D piece because 4D is on its way! 3D printing, the process of layer-by-layer additive manufacturing, has been around since the 1980s after all. So here’s a roundup of 3D printed furniture to set your sights on before these futuristic furnishings are turned into relics at a museum’s collection of once upon a time’s.
A lotus-shaped Bloom light opens its petals and closes as a bud.
Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij uses old, melted down refrigerators in his Pulse Chair to give us a glimpse into the future of recycling.
Illuminate and transform your walls with patterned nature scenes with 3D printed lighting.
This Gaudi-inspired chair is from another Dutch designer, Bram Geenen.
The Root Chair by architecture teacher team Kol/Mac is crazy cool and a fitting resting place to dream up all kinds of ideas about the future.
A butterfly pattern gives wings to side tables that would be perfect with a cup of tea atop.
These gorgeous lamps are created based on an algorithm on how leaf veins are created.
Rest on The Seat Slug by Raek San Fratello Architects.
Furnish your living room with an entire collection of Multithread 3D furniture.
If a chair, or an entire collection of 3D furniture isn’t enough for you, how about a 3D printed house? You simply click the pieces together and you can assemble your house in 24 hours. London-based Softkill Design has come up with this amazing prototype.
Like thinking about all the combinations that can be created in a room by using unique furniture? Go to myWebRoom.com to check out all the items that are ready for you to place in your virtual webroom. It’s a visual platform for browsing the web and social bookmarking!