The idea of 3D-printed products for the home is admittedly a little out there, even Jetsons-esque. The gadgets and gizmos
a plenty on sale throughout the internet may run the gamut from completely bizarre to actually interesting (and normal), but no matter where they fall on the spectrum, something that came from a printer (that's not a sheet of paper with words on it) is certainly a conversation starter.
We rounded up a handful of things you might actually want to buy for your own home. Now, whether or not you want to play "Guess the 3D-printed object" at your next dinner party...the choice is yours and yours alone (though we highly recommend it).
The desk shown above is part of Stockholm-based Kram/Weisshaar's Multithread collection. The #03 Escritoire is constructed using a powder-coated aluminum table top atop 3D-printed aluminum joints and high tensile strength steel tubes.
These 3D-printed "vases" by Design Libero were created to bring new purpose to previously discarded (or hopefully recycled) plastic water bottles, as they fit directly over them to establish an entirely new purpose that adds beauty and greenery to your home. Check out the link above for buying options (you can either pay to purchase the design and print it yourself should you have a 3D printer, or find a service provider to do the work for you.)
OTHR works with forward-thinking designers to create forward-thinking uberchic home decor that is produced on demand, limiting the environmental impact of manufacturing. This particular stackable sugar bowl, creamer and spoon set for $275, designed by Todd Bracher, is crafted from 3D-printed porcelain (who knew that was a thing?!?) and 18-karat plated gold, and is part of a limited, numbered edition.
Shapeways is the go-to site for 3D-printed products. Snatch up one of these cheeky bronze-infused stainless steel bottle openers for $39.50, printed just for you.
Another goodie from Shapeways: Don't use your brain power to decide what to eat for dinner after a hard day's work. Roll this 3D-printed die, instead, to nail down your cuisine for the night. You have a 1/6 chance of eating chicken, pizza, burgers, asian, tacos, or subs. Let the good (and tasty!) times roll.
These 3D-printed placemats from Finell link together in any given direction to create a table runner when not being used for dining. A set of two will run you $90.
We first spotted Two.Parts at this year's ICFF in New York, and were blown away when we found out their ceramic pendants were actually printed, rather than hand-molded. The revolutionary brand offers tons of shapes and colors (like the Phase pendant above), roughly priced at $499 each.
Sold in white, silver, copper (as shown) and a vibrant pink, it's hard to believe this mesh LED-powered star light fixture came from a 3D printer.
Curious what a ~$19,500 faucet looks like? Well, like this. Manufactured by DXV (an extension of American Standard), Vibrato—as well as two other designs—is the first commercially available 3D-printed faucet. With no visible internal piping, an incredibly complex network of waterways through the design of the faucet creates the illusion that water appears magically from the aerated tap.