3D printing is widely used in design and decor today, and more and more items are made this way. Let’s have a look at one more piece made by 3D printing, which is inspired by nature itself at the same time, isn’t it an interesting combo?
Ruche by Plumen is a lamp made up of multiple strips that resemble leaf forms. These strips alternate between each other in a semi-enclosed, bulbous form. From top down, a Plumen bulb would be barely visible but from the bottom, a gradual opening at the base like that of a blossoming flower lets light escape through the shade. The design is both beautiful and practical, a set of a characteristics that’s not always applicable to all 3D printed products.
By using 3D printing technology, Plumen is able to minimize their carbon footprint since the shades can be made-to-order and printed locally/quickly versus printed in bulk and shipped across the globe to warehouses. In an effort to promote the importance of sustainability, the Ruche shades are made with biodegradable PLA or recycled material on request.