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3D Printing- Bringing Future of The Furniture In Your Homes

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3D Printing- Bringing Future of The Furniture In Your Homes

Many people are already accustomed to the various productions of additive manufacturing or 3D printing, that vary from the mundane like furnishings and jewellery, to more specific things like a medical speciality. However 3D printing might have larger fish to fry: many prototypes in recent years proffer the tantalising thought that 3D printing might also be used to mass manufacture reasonable housing quickly and cheaply, basically ever-changing the development trade from a slow, wasteful method to an automatic and cost-efficient one.

In this blog post, we are going to show you 3D printed home decoration merchandise and article of furniture created by either giant corporations like IKEA or by freelance designers. Before doing, therefore, let’s begin with respondent the question:”Why you must use 3D printing in your company within the home furnishing trade or home decoration market.”

The Endless Potential of Printing 3D Decor

Printing 3D Decor

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3D printing presents a convenience for interior designers unprecedented before. You'll be able to manufacture ornament, furniture, enhances, and even walls. This enables you to produce wholly unique experiences tailored to specific areas or brands. The geometric freedom 3D CAD software package offers you to create unlimited shapes you'll be able to “print.” whether you or your shopper planning for homes, offices, and buildings.

There are two specific reasons to use additive manufacturing for creating furniture. More general reasons for using 3D printing include reduced costs, fewer steps in the process and faster implementation of modifications.


living room furniture

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The first and foremost reason for selecting to 3D print furnishings is to be able to integrate a part of distinctive 3D printing design. This product design should also be the main point of the merchandise once 3D printing is employed because it'd be more cost-effective to use regular producing for your assembly line. Regular manufacturing wouldn't be ready to integrate advanced geometries and product style forms, specific shapes and customisation choices that successively could lead on to further revenue streams.


3D printed furniture

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Another reason to use 3D printing for furniture is the fact that 3D printed objects will be light-weight weighted. Light weighting is a 3D printing of changing the density of the objects. Varying the thickness will be done through the advanced 3D software package and 3D printers, which results in the possibility to get rid of some mass and therefore to create the item very lightweight. Making the objects weigh less than unremarkably heavy weighing furnishings like sofas may be a huge advantage once it comes to transport for both the company and during post purchase for the shoppers.

Companies that integrated the use of 3D printed furniture

We went over the benefits of using additive manufacturing for furniture, but now you can find some great examples below. These furniture designs and made designs are done by sovereign architects who had designs done for private consumers, but there are also real-life models made by means to larger sized companies. You will find that most of these examples have either a very daring design or a very complex architecture.

Examples of 3D printed living room furniture

1. Ultimate's Scandinavian styled 3D printed table

styled 3D printed table

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By making use of computer-aided design (CAD) software and 3D software, designer Jon Christie got motivated to create a different table by looking at the Scandinavian home decor fashion, which is notable for its timelessness, vertical lines, smooth design and darting colours (albeit in small quantities). The cover of this bassline table is made from clean-cut chestnut wood, but the attaching parts are made from Polyamide material. 3D printing technology and 3D printing elements allow even to print wood and wooden furniture. To put both the table and the 3D printed components together, Jon used a self-assembly lab. Quoting Jon Christie on using 3D printing for furniture: ‘’The 3D printed chair and table elements can be tailored at minimum cost to the customer’s dimensions, their choice of hardwood and colour. Tabletops come in all forms and sizes, and the same 3D printed component can be used to make a 16-seat dining table or a regular sized desk.

While immensely uncomfortable looking for people to sit on, this couch is mostly targeted towards a niche audience with a preferred industrial decorative style. Janne Kyttanen made this couch with 3D printers and out of metal materials but with a soft resin coat of copper and chrome for people to comfortably sit on. Due to its open and lined design, the material residue inside can be easily removed and thus lessen the weight of the object. Janne Kyttanen makes mores fittings and calls himself a digital artist and 3D pioneer and has been named in TIME magazine’s ‘Design 100’ which features the most revolutionary and influential (3D) designers worldwide. He’s up at the top together with architects, designers such as Christophe Guberan, Dirk van der Kooij, Peter Donders, Patrick Jouin and Joris Laarman. This 3D printed lounge is thus more of an artistry piece than a likely mass producible sofa.

2. IKEA’S knitted armchair

IKEA armchair

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Furniture produced by IKEA is well noted for its primitiveness and Swedish perspective. However, IKEA’s first 3D printed armchair with a knit pattern can be additively fabricated in 2 different colours, both the chair and the frames. It can also be 3D printed in different sizes. The knitted pattern gives it a semi see-through design which also helps to lift any residue left over during distribution. IKEA made sure that they light-weighted the chair to create a feeling of ‘’airy openness and space’’ together with the see-through aspect. IKEA themselves understood that additively manufactured goods are more long-lasting compared to regular assembled chairs and can go on for various years.

3. Independent designer Maria Cichy

designer Maria Cichy

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Maria Cichy is an autonomous designer who produces inspirational pieces and design furniture for private clients such as Luca Brenta. Luca Brenta is a ship buyer who desires only the most precious looking furniture items for his furniture collection on his yachts. Maria was asked to build his dining chairs. The chair consists of a casing with an intricate 3D printed spider web pattern. Once published, leather is placed on top of the shell for people to sit on. The shell comes 3D printed with 

clip-ones so that the leather can be more easily attached in a self-assembly lab. The leg of the chair is envisioned in a way so that the top part can twist around its axis.

4. Patrick Join's chair

Designer Patrick Jouin, who creates 3D printed furniture, objects has created this complex but impressive looking 3D printed chair. Its design consists of intercrossing lines with an elegant touch and a matte finish. The chair doesn’t come in any colour, and its primary purpose is mostly to be used as an embellishing piece in the living room. This chair is ideally built in a modern or Scandinavian styled home due to its straight-lined shape and lack of colour. Although quite heavy looking, this chair made use of lightweight and removed any excess mass between the intersecting lines during its additive manufacturing process.

Choose Your 3D Printing Materials

The range of materials that can be 3D printed is continuously expanding to offer higher status and excellent selection. Interior designers and architects can now touch a variety of appropriate materials for designs.

1. The Future of Interior Design and Architecture

The variety of parts can be printed growing as is the number of applications across various industries. DUS Architects not only designed outdoor homes with 3D printing, but they also used the technology to furnish the flagship Loft department store in Tokyo, perhaps opening the door to printing 3D decor for direct environments.

Maybe it’s time to consider 3D printing for your next plan. Alternatively, have you already used 3D printing in interior design or architecture? Tell us about it in the comments below.




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