3D printing technology has encouraged designers to be more experimental with their creations, which is exactly what TAKT Project has made its mission statement--or so it appears. TAKT Project mass produces abstract modules that creatively and cleverly converts existing furniture pieces into other designs. For instance, four chairs come together to become a table while a clock can be suspended from the ceiling.
TAKT Project is a Tokyo-based company, which teamed up with Japanese start-up WHILL to create this quirky line of 3D printed products. The company states, “Just like a ‘sampling techniques’ in music industry which create new tracks by quoting a track or sound in the past, we can create original products by quoting a ready-made product, and adding pieces made by 3D printer.” Rethinking ordinary objects is always a fun endeavor.
TAKT Project is in the Business of Hacking the Home
1. Modular Furniture - The trend of modular furniture allows for creative conversions and customization using 3D printing technology.
2. Repurposed Design - Repurposing existing furniture pieces with 3D printed modules is a disruptive innovation opportunity.
3. Mass Customization - By using 3D printing to convert furniture, TAKT Project taps into the trend of mass customization in the design industry.
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can benefit from incorporating 3D printing and modular concepts for customizable and repurposed designs.
2. 3D Printing - The 3D printing industry has an opportunity to expand into the creation of modules and components for furniture repurposing projects.
3. Interior Design - Interior designers can leverage modular furniture and 3D printing to offer unique and customizable design solutions to their clients.