designed and built by london based designer/artist daniel widrig, the ‘degenerate chair’ is part of a set of experimental seating objects produced for frac center’s naturalizing architecture exhibition in orleans, france. using sculpting techniques usually employed in the creation of digital maquettes for movies and computer games, the chair is built up of roughly 3 billion three-dimensional pixels (voxels), which are baked into one super high-resolution, structural skin. the geometry was then materialized through a custom, low-cost 3D printing process, binding together micro layers of a mixture of plaster and sugar with sake (japanese rice wine). this precise, DIY method allowed the artist to bypass typical constraints in the technology (such as inflated production cost and timing) when producing larger scale objects. the stools have been acquired by frac center and are part of its permanent collection.
- the 3D printed geometry is bound together using a mixture of plaster and sugar with sake.
- the chair is built using sculpting techniques usually employed for movies and computer games.
- roughly 3 billion three-dimensional pixels (voxels) are baked into a high-resolution, structural skin
- the DIY method allowed the artist to bypass typical constraints in 3D printing technology
- the stool is materialized through a custom, low-cost process….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!