3D printing is creating quite a buzz today. It is used in manufacturing, construction, medical and research fields but is now emerging on the interior design scene. Innovative designers are creating furniture and household items that are taking interior design to the next level – the future.
In 3D printing, items are created by an additive process, in which layers of material are placed in the printer along with ink. Materials such as thermoplastics, rubber, metal, ceramic and polymers are used to construct pieces that are sturdy.
Furniture designs have a fluidity to them that is appealing in modern rooms. Flowing lines and shapes combine to create pieces of sculptural appeal, both beautiful and beautifully odd.
Decorative wall panels and furniture accents made from 3D printing create designs that stand out. A 3D printed room divider provides a colorful burst of sculpted interest in a space. Cabinet panels created on a 3D printer blend with wood furniture for a very customized piece.
Lighting created from 3D printing is nothing short of beautiful. With the ability to create lighting that is both decorative and functional, designers can now choose from highly stylish fixtures to accent homes and offices.
Decorative accessories created with 3D printers range from vases and bowls to sculpture and architectural accents to enhance the home. Interlocking pieces can be produced and then pieced together to form larger, more intricate designs such as columns. There are even patterns available for the consumer to print and assemble at home, most notably the puzzle chair.
As 3D printing technology continues to grow, we may be seeing more and more mainstream designs on the market. What do you think? Would you decorate your home with 3D furniture and accessories? Functional and highly creative, 3D printing is becoming increasingly relevant in today’s interior design world.