An amazing assortment of 3D printed home furnishings (chairs, lamps, tables) were showed off last weekend at Maker Faire Paris. The company behind it, French startup Drawn, has launched its own line of 3D printed furniture showing off its excellence technical know-how, aiming to inspire everyone to design and make their own furniture.
Sylvain Charpiot, and Samuel Javelle, founders of Drawn, met in 2012 during a campus FabLab creation project in Lyon, France. They both have a dream of producing locally-made, custom-built furniture. In January 2014, after Sylvain had sourced all the required technical data and equipment, the team printed out the first prototype in March – only 2 months later.
Their robotic arm 3D printer, called Galatea, was the result of 2 years of research. With the help of funding, they have built the Galatea, named after an ivory sculpture made by Pygmalion, a mythological Greek sculptor….
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! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. 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!