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— ABOUT —
I have a passion for furniture, especially Mid-20th Century or Modernist design and before coming back to into education I spent 20 years working for and with a number of international auction houses. The furniture I admire most has a high degree of craftsmanship, features beautiful natural materials and has proved timeless. Thus my Final Year at University has been about achieving my desire to create a piece of furniture to be proud of.
My project has looked at how 3D printed parts can be used to assist the furniture manufacturer by removing expensive and time-consuming elements from the construction process.
My CAD skills were reasonable but in order to produce the 3D printed parts. I had to learn how to use a lot of new drawing programmes and how to operate (and repair!) three 3D printers. However, I have now mastered the substitution of tricky woodworked parts with 3D printed parts; thus fewer complicated wooden components will be needed for the construction process in both large and small-scale manufacturing.
Close to 100 professionals from industry, designers, manufacturers, retailers, academics, business people and friends were interested in the outcome of this project and I am grateful for their generous support.
Every step of my designs has been meticulously considered so they can be customised in different ways: size, shape, colour and material, without changing the design of the 3D printed joint.
— GALLERY —
33 Riverside road,
Wormit, Fife, DD68LL