“We’ve a new – and very neat design – on our platform and we’d like to share it with you,” says Pierre of Cults3d.com. It’s a furniture item created by UAU Project. The Polish designers are already well known for their cute Cork Pals.
UAUProject is a young product and graphic design studio team based in Warsaw, Poland, and they say their designs are eco-friendly, made from natural materials and produced with help from local manufacturers.
Miłosz Dąbrowski and Justyna Fałdzińska, the founders and principals of UAUProject, say they “want to evolve continuously,” and to that end, they look to design new things, cope with new problems and roll out new ideas.
Now with their SMF.01, the first entry in what they say will be a line of Self Made Furniture (SMF), they’ve created a simple floor lamp which uses a 3D printable set of joints, wood strips and a light cord with light bulb socket.
The pair say this first item in the new collection was designed to encourage – and inspire – people to become makers.
“The idea was to make it as simple, cheap and available as possible,” they say. “The assembly is very simple and does not require any skill other than connecting parts together. You won’t have to use glue, nails or other messy products. Simply join all the pieces.”
You can find the files to print out your own SMF.01 lamp on Cults, a marketplace which connects 3D designers and buyers who want to print 3D objects. They say Cults is dedicated to all owners of 3D printers who wish to make premium and original creations, and that the “disruptive” quality of the lamp made this item ideal for the marketplace.
Cults3D say that, as not everyone has “an artistic soul or the ability to use CAO 3D software,” they hope to highlight the work of designers who do have that soul and in doing so, will make 3D printing accessible to all.