Finnish designer and conceptual artist Janne Kyttanen first fell in love with 3D printing while studying at Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academy. After graduating, he soon started imagining a future where products would be scaled down into digital files and people could just download any design they liked. His “Sofa So Good” piece is one of his latest and most intricate 3D printed designs, which joins a wide collection of objects he’s created that includes lamps, tables and packaging as well as ping-pong paddles and futuristic shoes.
To craft the undulating, waste-free design, Kyttanen used 85 fluid ounces of resin to create 6,000 layers, all finished with a metallic to add strength and shine. Its intricate metal mesh makes the design light, yet strong; the chair is only 5.5 pounds but can support up to 220 pounds.
3D printing is actually a technique first unveiled back in the ’80s, but it has only really gained popularity in the mainstream over the last few years. Thanks to more companies selling the tech and competitive prices–and an ample supply of readily downloadable DIY instructions living all over the web–many are finding it easy to turn a 2D file into a 3D layered object. Most interestingly, Kyttanen is so passionate about 3D printing’s future that he’s decided to focus solely on creating products using the digital technology.
See his other futuristic 3D works at his website here.
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All images courtesy of Janne Kyttanen