Museum Selects First 3D Printed Chair for Permanent Collection
(de zeen) The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has selected the red Solid C2 chair, the first item of furniture to be 3D printed in one piece, to join the museum’s permanent collection. Created in 2004 by French designer Patrick Jouin in collaboration with digital manufacturers .MGX by Materialise, the red Solid C2 chair was made from intersecting ribbons of material that ignored furniture-making traditions in favor of the freeform shapes that 3D printing allows.
“The Solid chair was the first furniture piece made with the SLS [selective laser sintering] technique in one piece,” says the museum’s curator of industrial design Ingeborg de Roode. “It clearly shows the possibilities of this technique to make very complicated structures.”
This is the first 3D printed chair in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum. The curators chose to buy it in red.