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Forust 3D Printed Vine Collection
Winner - Gold
Designer: Yves Behar - Creative Lead
Design Type: Materials
Company / Organization / School: Forust & fuseproject
Team Members: Yves Behar & fuseproject Design Team
Forust, a new company of Desktop Metal’s, has released a first-of-its-kind 3D printing system that upcycles wood waste from the approximately 15 billion trees cut down each year and repurpose it into new parts and goods. The waste product from manufacturing leaves up to 50% in unusable cellulose dust and lignin waste that has long been a residual byproduct of traditional subtractive practices. There is now a sustainable processing ecosystem that allows designers and manufacturers to not only divert the waste from our landfills and waterways, but also upcycle the wood waste into architectural elements, consumer & home goods, furniture, and more. Longtime collaborators of Desktop Metal’s, fuseproject first partnered on the metal 3-d printing Studio System with a complete design language and user experience. Forust tapped Yves Behar and fuseproject to design the very first exclusive collection of home goods—Vine—made of wood waste that’s been re-materialized using their high-speed 3D printing process. The beautiful set of home goods includes four beautiful artifacts: a vessel, bowl, basket, and tray.