We were in New York last week and had the opportunity to attend the WatntedDesign Show. With over 10,000 people attending this year, we had a wonderful time and got to see so much – the entire event was very inspiring and filled with an immense amount of energy.
It was very impressive to see the creative ways designers are using 3D printing and laser cutting technologies to create furniture and lighting that is fun and whimsicle. There were a number of repeating patterns that are assembled to make 3D structures.
Seletti was one of our favorites. The 3D print of the NYC landscape featured hotspots like Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The product was cast in silicone and is being promoted as a dish rack due to is flexibility.
A number of chairs featured interesting materials, including cardboard, fabrics and natural wood materials.
The puzzle (shown below) caught our eye because the pieces were very flat and hard to pick up. The pieces are actually coasters and seen as a piece of art.
The red piece of furniture (shown below) is made of 100% recycled material and is CNC cut and assembled.
The orange wire bowl was an eye-catcher as well. It has glass in the center to hold objects and the decorative rings create a nice sculptural design, making the design larger than life and allows it to cast shadows.
We were very fortunate to be able to stop by the show! For more on WantedDesign, visit Core77 here.