Dutch designer David Graas showed his 3D printed lamp Huddle featuring a miniature cityscape at this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. “Huddle is a 3D printed bulbshade showing the modern city scape: high rise buildings huddling close together. Directly mounted on the LED bulb that is included, the need for a fixture is ruled out.”
David Graas thinks soon 3D printing will be a standard feature of modern city infrastructure with a 3-d print shop on every street corner. 3D printing makes global design locally available – “Only the digital data defining these products traveling the globe. Your products printed on demand right where you want them.”
Says Graas, “Just like the penguins in the Antarctic huddle to survive the extreme cold during the winter time also people have taken on huddling as a strategy for survival. The mega city, despite its many problems, seems to be our destined habitat now that resources are becoming scarce. The mega city also hold the key to a sustainable future with its concentration of information, technology and talent.”
(Images credit: David Graas)
David Graas works as an independent product designer since 2004. His work is about uplifting the ordinary aiming to show that good design can bring value to anything. The 3D printed lamp Huddle is certain to become a nice stylish piece in your home. It is available as a pendant here and the floor version here.
Source: MocolocoPosted on January 7, 2014 by admin · 0 comments