I traded classic furniture and lighting for twenty years and have a passion for quality design. My desire is to become a furniture designer, so I have chosen to explore new technologies within furniture design.
My project has looked at how 3D printed parts can be used to assist the furniture maker by removing expensive, wasteful and time-consuming elements from the construction process.
I have limited woodworking skill and for me 3D printing makes it possible to design furniture with a much greater freedom to create complicated geometry or sculptural forms, prototype quickly or manufacture to a high standard.
The chair and table are designed for large-scale production or the hobbyist maker at home.
My 3D printed joint system could be applied to many existing pieces of furniture to allow greater customization; quicker production times and reduces waste. The chair and table can be tailored at minimal cost to the customer’s dimensions, their choice of colour and hardwood.
Tabletops come in all shapes and sizes and the same 3D printed component can be used to produce a large dining table or a regular sized desk. The chairs seat and back height are determined by the customer’s dimensions to offer the most comfortable and healthy sitting position.
HND in 3D Design, Dundee College 2011-2013
Bachelor of Design (Hons), University of Dundee, DJCAD
MSc Product Design, University of Dundee, DJCAD
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