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MX3D Dragon Bench (prototype)

Decorative Arts and Design
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MX3D Dragon Bench (prototype)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Joris Laarman (Dutch, born 1979), designer
Joris Laarman Lab, Dutch, established 2004, maker

Date

2014

Medium

Stainless steel

Accession #

2014.282

Dimensions

39 3/8 x 137 13/16 x 98 7/16 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

To make the impressive Dragon Bench, Dutch designer Joris Laarman developed his own 3D-printing robot (the MX3D), which draws molten metal lines in the air to create a form. The specially adapted robotic arm melds and welds the metal (which can be stainless steel, aluminum, copper, or bronze) regardless of orientation and without the need for support structures. The Dragon Bench represents Laarman’s on-going explorations in fabrication through innovation in 3-D printing.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment and gift of the designer and Friedman Benda

Image Copyright

Photo by Jason Hales