Bits and Crafts, An Art Exhibit in New York City Featuring 3D Printed Metal Furniture

3D Printed Metal

Running through June 14th, 2014 at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York City, “Bits and Crafts” by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman features a number of objects constructed by various techniques with different materials, including metallic 3D printing. Fabricated by the MX3D metal printer, the Dragon bench was designed using mathematical algorithms.

With the 12 x 8-foot Dragon bench, small amounts of molten stainless steel are printed mid-air, enabling Laarman to draw lines in space, at times complexly intersecting. The printed shapes are based on algorithms and non- repetitive parametric modules so the generated forms are unique.

3D Printed Metal

3D Printed Metal

3D Printed Metal

3D Printed Metal

photos via Friedman Benda

via Fast Company Co.Design

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