Midcentury Modern Table Legs
Quality midcentury modern table legs aren’t easy to find – wouldn’t it be nice if you could just print some in the exact size and design you need? Nobody seems to have jumped on that just yet, but you can purchase a reclaimed wood butcher-block side table with raw steel 3D printed legs from UpperLeft Furniture. Smaller pieces are a lot easier for the average person to 3D-print, so these legs are doable whereas longer hairpin legs would be a bit more complicated.
Game Controller Holder
One of the coolest potential uses for household 3D printers is the ability to create custom solutions for random little needs you have – like an Xbox controller holder that holds onto the shelves of your Ikea BILLY bookcase. Thingiverse has an ‘organization’ category where you can find all sorts of bits and bobs like this, including cable organizers, spray can holders, compact tie hangers and shelves to display mini figures. Download the files or have them printed for you.
Diamond Pendant Light
This 3D printed diamond pendant light shade made of black nylon is just one of many complex geometric objects made with a 3D printer by the Australian shop, Mutating Creatures.
Looking like something that was plucked from the sea, the Hyphae lamp by Nervoussystem casts a lace-like shadow on the wall and ceiling. “Hyphae is a collection of 3D-printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks,” say the designers. “Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures.”
Get a full-color miniature replica of the city block of your choice, brimming with tiny details, from 3D printer Ittyblox. Amsterdam, New York City, Paris, Chicago, London and Miami are among the cities with blocks represented in this collection – choose one that’s special to you to highlight on a shelf, or put them together using optional baseplates.