The 2012 edition of the Milan Design Week has seen a shift in the manufacturing processes. 3D printing, open-source software and crowd-funding are emerging as alternatives to traditional furniture production. There were beautiful 3D printed designs and DIY machines that could morph soft materials into improbable shapes. More on this in my Milan Furniture Fair Coverage for Inhabitat.com at the bottom of this page.
Vitra at the Salone.
Via Tortona, Established & Sons
Via Tortona, Heineken Club
51st Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan 17-22 April 2012 | #SaloneDelMobile
2012 Milan Furniture Fair Coverage for Inhabitat, by PS
Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at the Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week | 22 April 2012
Dirk Vander Kooij's Repurposed Robot Prints "Endless" Furniture from Recycled E-Waste | 6 April 2012