Model No. experiments their 3D furniture with hardwoods

Published on : Monday, June 29, 2020

Model No. Furniture is a new company who is offering customizable pieces that combine 3D printed bases made with eco-friendly bio-resins with hardwood table surfaces sourced primarily from Pacific hardwoods.

The idea for the new company came during their time as owners of a design-build firm, when Northrup and company co-founder Jeffrey McGrew began working with one of their clients who wanted custom furniture without the high price tag. This led them to consider the viability of creating 3D furnishings that were custom-made but affordable.

The company currently offers coffee and side tables, along with a chaise, planter, vase and bin. It plans to add dining chairs, stools and benches, as well as an outdoor line of patio furniture.

The lead time for most products is two to three weeks, since currently every item is made to order, hand finished and individually numbered in Oakland, Calif. McGrew said that by combining wood and aluminum elements into the products, they are hoping to make them look and feel more like furniture than just a large 3D printed object.

Although the products are sold online, the company has had several pop-up shops in the Oakland area within local West Elm stores, and it also plans to participate in this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City in May.

Source: Furniture Today

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