There is a popular saying that we all tend to “fail to see the forest for the trees,” an incantation that communicates the pitfalls of our blindness to the problems (or potentials) of a situation in its entirety. It is an apt expression when it comes to the increasing problem of material waste generated annually in the manufacture of wood products; each piece of sawdust is tiny in itself, but the sum and size make up remarkable figures. Forrust and Fuseproject’s Wine collection suggests a way to divert some of this industrial wood waste by transforming today’s discarded waste into tomorrow’s treasured household products using a high-speed 3D printing process.
Forust specializes in providing architects, designers and manufacturers with high-speed 3D printing technology that enables creatives to leverage additive printing technologies using two by-products of the wood industry – sawdust and lignin – to make isotropic, high-strength, sustainable wood parts, which in turn Used to prototype or create custom pieces of wood for home decor, interiors, transportation and architectural design. With the Vine collection, the scale is small, but the result is beautiful – swirling organic silhouettes designed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject, where texture stands for shape and vice versa.
The technology not only impresses with the tactile and aesthetic beauty of a wood product compared to the plastic surface popularly associated with 3D printing, but the Forrust process also has the ability to imitate almost any wood grain, from ash to zebrano , Ebony to mahogany.
The four beautiful artifacts – a vessel, bowl, basket, and tray – are surprisingly affordable, starting at just $ 20 for the smallest piece and $ 52 for the largest bowl, each an achievable design item that will hopefully last for years is appreciated and not thrown away.