Recently, I was thrilled to discover a variety of shops that produce all of their merchandise via 3D printing, all with beautifully considered design.
Think about the benefits: You can have an item (or give a gift) that’s one of a kind, and feel confident about the environmental footprint. Brands that 3D print don’t have to create their merchandise until an order is placed—in fact, each of these items below don’t physically exist until you click “buy.” Pretty refreshing, right?
Here are four shops to check out if you’re looking for a custom-made, special item to adorn your home.
This online boutique taps designers from around the world to create luxe objects for the home. Think a perpetum wall calendar made with 3D printed solid gold or a creamer set made from 3D printed porcelain. There’s a wine decanter, bronze candleholders and more. Every object on the site has a practical purpose, but also fuses unique materials with an original design.
Ambiance is important—and so is finding the right lighting for your bedroom, bathroom or study. Anyone on your gift list will agree, which is why they’ll love any item you pick out at Gantri. The shop empowers designers to create, produce and sell their high-quality (and sustainably made) works of art. For example, this Paris table lamp or this art deco—and futuristic—lighting set, all made-to-order via advanced (and state of the art) 3D printing.
So, your mother in law has more succulents than she knows what to do with. You’ve got just the gift for her. Coded Clay is an Etsy shop featuring 3D printed ceramic homewares—textured (and beautiful) succulent planters and vases all included. Based in Pittsburgh, the shop combines a traditional design approach with modern and innovative technology. It actually took the team behind Coded Clay two years of prototyping to perfect their fabrication technique. Now, with the release of their first collection called Strata, they’re ready to scale up.