Each of Studio Integrate's Rio Tables is Completely Unique

By: Joey Haar - Sep 30, 2016
References: morganfurniture & fastcodesign
In many ways, Studio Integrate's Rio table is a standard three- or four-legged, glass-topped counter. But however basic those design features may seem, each Rio table is actually a unique work of art thanks to the Brazilian architecture firm's use of 3D printing and parametric algorithms.

The uniqueness of the Rio table comes in the connective segment between the tabletop and the legs. The polyamide or resin base is 3D-printed, and while that alone is impressive, what truly sets it apart is that each base's design is completely unique.

While it would be impossible for a group of designers to craft unique designs for each table (since the tables are industrially produced,) the Rio table's bases are crafted with an algorithm that shifts the organic design for every new table. The algorithm knows to adhere to the rules of structural integrity, but that still leaves it virtually infinite options for crafting the shape of the bases.