Meeting the Pioneer of Additive Design
He sets chairs, tables and chandeliers in motion. Robotics, design and architecture are closely interwoven in his prototypes, studies and products. Stephan Henrich uses additive manufacturing as a pioneering design tool for furniture, objects and installations.
Fascinated by creatures
The pieces of furniture tell stories about their movement. Objects that shift or transform could be animated. “The robots also seem like creatures to us,” he says. Sometimes they also challenge their users, like the spider-like lightweight structures with branches and legs, which could also be traps.
Perfect symbiosis with additive technologies
Exploring material properties
The world has never seen such things before: This structure for textile components was printed from both Sintratec PA12 and Sintratec TPE.
A laser sintered wallet
“Sintratec S2”: The next step
Whether pentagonal or hexagonal structures, Stephan Henrich is ultimately interested in printing functional end parts. SLS technology with its great freedom of construction is the driving force that keeps pushing the development of his designs forward. He also regards the possibility of immediate testing of 3D printed parts as an important advantage.
What were his requirements for an SLS system? “I want an easy to use machine that doesn’t take up a lot of space and therefore fits well in my studio”. Stephan Henrich is among the first users of the new 3D printing system “Sintratec S2”.