Do it yourself projects and ideas for the home years ago were often relegated to handymen and construction types who took care of business out of sight in grimy garage workshops, with efforts resulting in less than interesting industrial objects and examples of technical, utilitarian work–or they involved ‘this old home’ type projects regarding plumbing, wiring, and projects that lacked much glamour. That’s our take on it, compared to the stylish, vibrant DIY projects that abound and rock the internet today, allowing the laypeople of this new world to imbue incredibly rich looks in our homes and offices while actually spending very little.
No longer do you have to go to a fancy architect just to figure out a new design for a room, and no longer do you have to hire a consultant to help you come up with a plan or a prototype for an innovative look.
3D printing is taking autonomy, style, and affordability to a new level these days due to the latitude afforded by digital design, allowing us to dream up concepts, tweak them, and 3D print them, while having the ease in going back to the same files later for edits or total redesigns.
When it comes to trying to design your own living room, kitchen, or entire house, drawing and working with unwieldy software can get monotonous and time consuming. With the MMK 8 Smithe Mews set just released, you can play interior decorator and figure out exactly how to set up either a new design for your existing house, or work on a new one altogether.
Also especially helpful for those who are engaged in interior design, architecture, or construction, the streamlined, modular, and magnetic sets can be completely 3D printed. With a wide range of options, you can completely customize these amazing mini-architectures for yourself.
‘In-printed magnetics’ are a very cool part of the design here, doing double time not only in working as a force and foundation to hold the pieces together and guide you in where to put each segment, but also allowing for fun, special touches like attaching smaller pieces such as bowls and plates to ‘your’ dining room table.
The set was created by San Francisco’s Yuriy Sklyar of the threefifty design studio, using a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Allowing for as basic or as detailed and finely featured as a setup you want, the modular sets are completely customizable and in using Tinkercad, you can play and re-work the setup completely to your liking. Oh, this looks like fun!
Threefifty was founded in 2006 by brothers Yuriy and Eugene Sklyar, who run offices for their design studio in both California and Canada. They believe in making meaningful items that they want to use themselves. For their designs, they focus on common sense, innovation, and usability. They offer an enormous range of services from e-commerce consulting to graphic design and copywriting, just to name a few off of the list.
Have you thought about creating anything similar to this? Discuss your thoughts on this construction set along with the use of integrated magnets in the 3D Printed Construction Sets forum thread over at 3DPB.com.