3D Printed IKEA-Style Lampshades Come In Various Designs [Pics]
Industrial designer replaces his rice-paper shade from the Swedish retailer with bespoke ones.
When Samuel Bernier discovered that his IKEA Regolit’s rice-paper shade had been torn, instead of purchasing a new one, he decided to replace it with his own bespoke designs. The industrial designer used a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer to create his voluptuously shaped lampshades.
The project is called “Dentelle” which is the French word for ‘lace.’ Bernier explained that, “A lot of textile lampshades look like corsets. Women used to customize them manually and took days to complete a simple piece. The industrial revolution changed the world of textiles and automatized it more than a century ago. Today’s 3-D printing revolution changes the world of mass customization.