Model No. , a company that makes 3D-printed furniture, is adding two new materials to its base options. The sustainable-minded brand often introduces new materials into its production process in an effort to use upcycled resources to create the company’s one-of-a-kind pieces.
The 3D printed bases made with eco-friendly bio-resins are combined with hardwood table surfaces that are sourced primarily from Pacific hardwoods. “Both new base materials, hemp and woodflour, are from post-agricultural waste streams,” said Jillian Northrup, co-founder of Model No. “Hemp is environmental to grow since it has low water needs and is planted densely. Woodflour is basically recycled sawdust that’s a by-product of the construction and manufacturing industry and is turned into a new material.” The wooden material is more durable and weather resistant, according […]
A decade ago, many designers were making chairs, couches and all manner of furniture using 3D printing. These were...