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3D Printing Vitra Design Museum

Since its opening in 1989, the Vitra Design Museum has become one of the world’s leading museums of design. It is dedicated to research and presentation of design and examines design’s relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. One of the most recent design and manufacturing techniques is 3D printing. The Vitra Schaudepot Lab organises (16 February, 12.00-16.00) an introductory event to explain the functioning of this technique. How does it actually work and what are the prospects for the future. Experts will answer questions and print objects in the Lab.

The Vitra Schaudepot Lab presents materials and manufacturing processes used in important furniture designs. It includes a library of materials, semi-finished products, application-, construction- and design examples, documents, and films which help bring to life the complex process of creating a piece of furniture from prototype to series production. (Further information: