KS1 Use Case - Furniture Design

“Using the KS1 3D scanner made me feel like ‘the future is now.’”

When Alex Schultze, furniture designer, Columbus resident, and member of The Idea Foundry, challenged himself to re-imagine the coffee table, he wasn't initially sure which direction the project would take him. Wanting to give himself a bit more guidance, and perhaps make the project that much more of a challenge, Alex asked himself the funky question:

“What if the end goal of human evolution was to be furniture? What would that look like?”

With this prompt in mind Alex set out to use the human form as a topographical map comprising the base of the coffee table.

The process of translating a human form to a piece of furniture is no easy task. One of Alex’s favorite features of the KS1 3D scanner was its ease of use. He was able to 3D scan, in a matter of minutes, multiple people holding different shapes with their bodies until he found one that would work well for the table. 

“This is the truest representation of a person”

Iterating with a 3D scanner can sometimes be a challenge, but the KS1 was designed with workflow in mind. Its simple UX/UI, integrated with cloud management tools, allows designers, like Alex, to seamlessly work between the field and their computer. 

Like the table? Reach out to Alex for more information.

Interested to see how he did it? Read on!

Splicing the scan into a topographical map. 123D Make is a great tool for creating easy cut sheets from a design.
CNC routing each layer. Alex used maple plywood for this project.
The final product. A coffee table inspired by the human form -- made possible through 3D scanning.