The prolific 3D artist, Janne Kyttanen is a designer and serial design and technology investor/entrepreneur. He is best known for his groundbreaking 3D printed art, which has been acquired since 1999.
Janne commenced his design studies at the Escola De Disseny, Elisave in Barcelona in 1996. He moved to the Netherlands to further his studies, graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the year 2000. In the year of his graduation Janne founded Freedom of Creation, the first design company worldwide to focus solely on creating 3D printable design content for this future consumer market. Freedom of Creation was acquired by 3D Systems in 2011, providing Janne with access to the world’s most innovative, cutting edge software, materials and technology development. Alongside his experimental 3D art work, he is the Creative Director for 3D Systems, the largest specialized 3D printing company in the world.
Leading museums and galleries including MOMA, The Stedelijk Museum, MAD, FIT, Holon Design Museum, Design Museum Helsinki and the Vitra Design Museum. Janne, a Finnish native, has received numerous design awards during his career including being selected as the Young Designer of the Year in 2007 by Finnish Design Forum.
This finnish genius in this year are created a huge multi functional sofa made of high-polish copper and chrome by 3D printing and it called Sofa So Good.
Until now, this sofa is the largest, most complex product to be made in a single build using a 3D Systems ProX 950 super wide 3D printing system, which 3D printed 6,000 layers that are only 0.0099 centimeters thick. The ProX 950 has a large build volume and made the lounger in a few days.
“There’s a whole range of benefits we can’t even fathom today… With 3D technology, we can express forms only found in nature,” says Janne.
Measuring 150 x 75 x 55 centimeters, the lightweight sofa weighs just 2.5 kilos (approx. 5.5 pounds) and was made using just 2.5 liters of material.
Despite its lightness, the sofa’s diamond geometry makes for a strong structure that can actually support a person up to 100 kilos (220 pounds).
“How much material would we be able to save from products and building materials if we could manufacture like this?” asks Janne. “There’s a whole range of benefits we can’t even fathom today.”
Inspired by the ultimate designer, Earth, Janne was inspired by nature’s 3D printers, silkworms and spiders. As a 3D Systems Senior Creative Fellow, he had access to some pretty sophisticated machines.
See the video of the furniture.
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