31-10-2017

3D printed interiors are coming to shopping centres

DUS Architects,

DUS Architects, Nacasa & Partners inc.,

Store, Shops, Gallerie Commerciali,

The Dutch studio DUS has become famous thanks to its experiments with 3D printing. After creating a house and the façade of a temporary building, DUS has begun a partnership with the Japanese brand Loft which will bring 3D printed furniture to the general public.



3D printed interiors are coming to shopping centres

They were the first to create a totally 3D printed house in Amsterdam. The DUS studio loves experimenting. For a few years it has been concentrating particularly on 3D printing and its applications. Now it has begun a partnership with the Japanese retail brand Loft , for which it has designed several pieces of interior décor made with 3D printing.

" 3D printing is ideal for producing customised branded spaces" says Inara Nevskaya, head designer at DUS. "We had the freedom to design without traditional constraints ", she continues, describing how inspiration came in particular from traditional techniques of origami and Japanese design. The fact that everything was digitalised make the whole design and production process cheap and flexible, as well as eco-friendly, thanks to the use of special bio-plastics. In fact, there is no waste in 3D design.

Research by DUS led to six different concepts for the same number of furniture design areas, produced in partnership with Aectual, a company specialised in producing 3D printed interiors.

Francesco Cibati

Year: 2017
Place: Japan/ Holland
Architects: DUS – www.houseofdus.com
Production: Aectual – www.aectual.com
Team: Inara Nevskaya, Hans Vermeulen, Ivo Toplak, Alessandro Giacomelli, Onur Can Tepe and Jay Chenault
Photos: DUS and Nacása&Partners Inc


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