3D Printing – Taking Interior Design to the Next Level

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A sculpture created on a large 3D printer (news-softpedia)

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.

A beautifully sculpted 3D printed lounge chair (Pinterest)
A beautifully sculpted 3D printed lounge chair (Pinterest)
A table created on a BigRep 3D printer (homeworlddesign)
A table created on a BigRep 3D printer (homeworlddesign)
3D printed chairs (Pinterest)
3D printed chairs (Pinterest)

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.

A table being printed on a 3D printer (readerstarred.blogspot)
A table being printed on a 3D printer (readerstarred.blogspot)
Yes, 3D furniture is sturdy (3ders.org)
Yes, 3D furniture is sturdy (3ders.org)
A 3D printed table (Pinterest)
A 3D printed table (Pinterest)
Rich pattern enhances this 3D printed chair (strangeline.net)
Rich pattern enhances this 3D printed chair (strangeline.net)

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.

3D printed Monarch Stools by Freedom of Creation (freshome)
3D printed Monarch Stools by Freedom of Creation (freshome)
3D printed chair by Biomimicry (theinteriordesign.it)
3D printed chair by Biomimicry (theinteriordesign.it)
A beautifully odd chair created on a 3D printer (fubiz.net)
A beautifully odd chair created on a 3D printer (fubiz.net)
A beautiful 3D printed item (Pinterest)
A beautiful 3D printed item (Pinterest)

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.

3D printed Macedonia Space Divider by Freedom of Creation (styleofdesign)
3D printed Macedonia Space Divider by Freedom of Creation (styleofdesign)
Panels created with 3D printer accent this cabinet (Pinterest)
Panels created with 3D printer accent this cabinet (Pinterest)

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.

A stunning 3D printed light fixture (74fdc.wordpress)
A stunning 3D printed light fixture (74fdc.wordpress)
Wall sconces 3D printed (Laurabielecki)
Wall sconces 3D printed (Laurabielecki)

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.

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Vases created on a 3D printer (homeideasmag)
Vases created on a 3D printer (homeideasmag)
Interlocking 3D printed column (interiordesign2015)
Interlocking 3D printed column (interiordesign2015)
The 3D printed puzzle chair (Pinterest)
The 3D printed puzzle chair (Pinterest)
3D printed table (strangeline.net)
3D printed table (strangeline.net)

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.

 

 

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