Robot Now Printing Mini-Chairs And Tables From Melted Refrigerators

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Dirk Vander Kooij has expanded his menu of robot-built furnishings made out of melted refrigerators, with a new miniature chair and a dining-room table.

The Dutch designer blew us away last year at the Graduation Show of the Design Academy Eindhoven, when he presented a disused industrial robot that’d been hacked to spew a hot stream of ground-up, recycled refrigerator bits in the shape of a chair. The robot was capable of spitting out 4,000 chairs a year, each customizable and totally functional. Here’s a nice distillation of the process:

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