Construct your own furniture with 3D printed joints with ‘print to build.’
‘Print to build,’ a collection of 3D printed joints, by Hungarian industrial designer Ollé Gellért. A clever solution to build custom-made furniture, installations, partitions and anything else, now possible because the price of the 3D printers is decreasing.
The basic question driving my project is how we can make use desktop 3D printers as best as we can in our homes. This is a very current problem, because in the past the main focus was on rapid prototyping but in the future it is on rapid manufacturing. This is because the price of the FDM printers is decreasing greatly. One of the possible solutions is the joint design.
It is allowed to connect 8 millimetres plywood sheets to each other in different angles. It contains 90, 45 and 120 degree elements. One important feature of the design is that you do not have to screw or glue the parts. It only depends on your creativity. With these experimental objects I wanted to draw attention to the importance of changing our thinking as to how to build something with 3D printers.