Imagine being able to design a piece of furniture by touching just a button and test it in just a few hours!? This would become common practice sooner than we think; an era with 3D printing that opens a world of creative possibilities and goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design. Furniture is still based on conventional mass production methods, but 3D printing could change this industry.
The concept is simple: a digital design is created using 3D modeling software, and then will be printed layer by layer in the form of a physical object displaying complex geometric forms. It sure can be said that it’s a whole new kind of digital crafting.
3D printing with high speed and accuracy simplifies and reduces the cost of furniture design. Therefore, architects and designers would have the freedom to experiment new shapes and styles which often results in complex patterns that would be impossible to produce with traditional casts and methods.
Recycled materials can also be used in 3D printing; Furniture parts can be produced in small quantities or instantaneously, which will reduce waste materials. In addition to that, the ability to create digital files remotely and local production can reduce carbon emissions by cutting out long-term transmission.