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This 3D-Printed Chaise Lounge Doubles as a Daybed

Written by David

October 2, 2018

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is renowned for its innovative ideas, fueled by the intellectual breed of students. And this time around, TU Delft research student Arwin Hidding and his project teammate Henriette Bier have something for people who love the cozy corners of their home. Using 3D printing technology , the duo has created a chaise lounge which also doubles as a bed. The multifunctionality of this modern furniture comes courtesy the variable stiffness design which literally changes shape depending on the need of the user. This change is triggered by the weight of the person sitting on it. The more force the user applies on the back of the chaise lounge, the more it reclines to act as a daybed with comfortable backrest. For this project, Hidding used thermoplastic elastomers which behave like an elastic material when a certain amount of pressure is applied. This gives […]

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