The Milan Furniture Fair (or the Salone Internazionale del Mobile), 9-14 April, will attract almost 300,000 visitors in search of the latest furniture trends and innovations.
Renowned British furniture designer and Milan Furniture Fair veteran, Tom Dixon, has for a second year running taken over the National Museum of Science and Technology and turned it into a creative hub called MOST.
Dixon will be showcasing a coat stand with specially designed interconnecting joints that have been 3d printed by Sculpteo on the Mojo printer.
In collaboration with Sculpteo, Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes, visitors will be able to see how 3D files can be turned into similar 3D printed models right before their eyes.
Sculpteo, Dassault Systèmes and Tom Dixon will also be launching an open design contest for international designers, to encourage the online community to participate, contribute designs and to be inspired by the creativity offered by 3D printing.
At the end of the contest the winner will receive an iPad, while their design will be 3D printed using Stratasys’ technology, assembled, and featured at the Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, in September.
For more on the competition, click here.