Smart Design and Gantri join forces for 3D printed lighting designed for the home office
Since the start of the pandemic, the daily life of the majority of professionals has been turned upside down. Many people now work from home to avoid contracting or transmitting viral diseases. In order to With so many people around the world forced to new teleworking conditions, the Smart Design studio and Gantri, a company specializing in digital manufacturing lighting design, have joined forces. Together, the companies designed the Collection objective, a range made up of four lamps developed only for teleworking. This 3D printed lighting allows freedom of movement, redesigning spaces and places dedicated to professional activities, but also working spaces in homes. “We’ve engineered every lamp to fit our human needs first – getting the jobs you want to do, where you want to go. Explains Gantri’s product manifesto.
Within the Collection objective, there is a floor lamp, an adjustable work lamp, a lantern and a clip lamp. All 3D printed, the majority of lamps are made of removable parts, a first for Gantri, used to using additive manufacturing to produce lights. Dan Grossman, Industrial Design Director of Smart Design, discusses this particular challenge: âGantri had never reached this level of complexity with articulation joints and pivots. Although it sounds simple, with 3D printing it’s actually a big challenge. There has been a ton of thinking and a lot of prototyping and testing to determine material constraints, tolerances, as well as weight and balance.. ”
3D printed lighting for everyday life
Each of the lamps has been designed to meet the needs of people working at home. And to make sure they’re in the right direction, Smart Design and Gantri polled those close to them for their opinion. For example, the clamp lamp was designed to allow its users to create a desktop on any surface. Equipped with a clip, it is possible to install it anywhere. Regarding the Aim the task light, it can easily switch from directional work light to ambient light by effortlessly moving the light arm.
As for the technology and materials used, the two companies have remained discreet. Usually, to design his lamps, Gantri uses his mixed fleet of modified desktop FDM printers and his own Dancer 3D printer. When it comes to materials, the Californian company uses PLA, mainly because of its durability. Because, in addition to wanting to simplify the daily life of professionals working at home, Gantri wants above all to offer sustainable products that respect the environment. Learn more about this lighting HERE.
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