For many the concept of 3D printed furniture might sound completely new, but in fact it totally isn’t. Already in 2012, we published a story about a furniture printer, and those printers have been passing the radar ever since. 4AXYZ came up with the idea to 3D print wood furniture and Joris Laarman made some of us even download a chair and print it out. If you look at it from this angle, then French 3D printing – plastic – furniture project ‘Drawn’ could even sound a little dull, but in fact it totally isn’t: the pieces of furniture shown in this article are all 3D printed.
Drawn is a start-up from France, which started in 2012, after founders Sylvain Charpiot, and Samuel Javelle met during a FabLab creation project in Lyon. It took them some time to collect all necessary materials and to do sufficient research, bit since 2014 they work with their own 3D printer, called Galatea; named after a Greek myth. They used crowdfunding to create this one-armed 3D printer, with which they can print out pieces of furniture in a variety wide of beautiful shapes and colors.
The group will soon start selling their furniture via an eShop, and they will also be organizing workshops to tell people how to 3D print their own furniture pieces. In addition, the team also wants to approach designers and artists to print out their self-designed products. Well, another interesting company, which is doing innovative things for an immemorial field. We, however, would primarily like to focus on their designs, as we think they are really cool. It’s almost modern art, isn’t it?
Image credits: Drawn.