3D Printing Industry

Milan Design Week is here! Don’t miss these stunning 3D printed designs

Milan Design Week is this week, and with its focus on furniture and interior design, 3D printing is one of the event’s biggest attractions. We’ve been eagerly anticipating this week’s reveals since they were announced, and now the world will finally see…

…a 3D printed house made for la dolce vita

Architect Massimiliano Locatelli has been uploading tantalizing Instagrams of his 3D printed house for months. Unlike other 3D printed houses so far, this one looks to bridge the gap between technology and luxury — in true Milanese style.

The brass fixtures are on point. The lighting is stunning. 3D printed structures are often considered low-cost housing solutions. But Massimiliano Locatelli is opening up the art form to include aspirational architecture for the dolce vita set.

…chairs like nothing created before

Robotics and 3D printing company Nagami (with help from Zaha Hadid Architects and other designers) has teased some groundbreaking chairs. They confound expectations of what chairs look like, pushing aside preconceived notions — and making the most of digital manufacturing’s possibilities.

Image credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

…garden furniture that will weather any storm

Designer Philipp Aduatz worked with incremental3D to create a monumental concreate chaise longue that could be left on the patio for centuries without falling apart. Of course, it’s also incredibly beautiful. Watch this incredibly satisfying video of the chair being printed:

…and some that’s designed to survive on the moon

Iconic Italian furniture brand Driade teamed up with design group Studio Nucleo and writer Gianluigi Ricuperati to create 3D printed versions of some their classic designs. The design brief was not as simple as it sounds. These pieces have to survive on the moon. We’re sorry to miss this one in person, but it’s still the kind of thing that will keep us dreaming of the possibilities for months to come.

A piece of Driade furniture designed for our future lunar settlements

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