Furniture Made By Robots

Dirk Vander Kooij, winner of the Dutch Design Award 2011 for best autonomous design,  has created a line of furniture made by a robot.  The furniture is made from recycled plastic from old refrigerators.

Using an industrial Fanuc robot and by melting the  plastic, the furniture is built up layer by layer.  A chair can be made in 3 hours.  The plastic can be tinted into a variety of colors.

Dirk has created a line of furniture called Endless.  The furniture line includes a low chair, dining chair, rocking chair, large table.

The robot will also be on display for Milan Furniture Week April 17-22 in an event by Domus.

Check out Dirk explaining his creation and the robot in action in the video below.

Link via (Inhabitat) via (Robots Dreams)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ytk0fYdo6eQ

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