MX3D Dragon Bench (prototype)
Joris Laarman Lab, Dutch, established 2004, maker
To make the impressive Dragon Bench, Dutch designer Joris Laarman developed his own 3D-printing robot (the MX3D), which draws molten metal lines in the air to create a form. The specially adapted robotic arm melds and welds the metal (which can be stainless steel, aluminum, copper, or bronze) regardless of orientation and without the need for support structures. The Dragon Bench represents Laarman’s on-going explorations in fabrication through innovation in 3-D printing.