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3D Printed Furniture in IDS Center’s Crystal Court

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Crystal Court

For this furniture, we wanted to expose the 3D-printed lines, highlighting

the precision and design put into the finished pieces for Crystal Court.

Brandon Wood, Innovation Lab Manager

Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the IDS Center is regarded as one of the crown jewels of the Twin Cities. Nestled within this 57-story office tower is Crystal Court — a massive, 23,000-square-foot urban park adorned with olive trees, natural light and an atrium. So when ownership wanted to make subtle renovations to be even more accommodating to the public, they turned to Dimensional Innovations to create innovative, thoughtfully designed furniture to complement the space.

 

Working alongside Perkins&Will and LA-based industrial designer Jonathan Olivares, DI helped design, create and install over 20 modular, curvilinear benches and seats. Inspired by the natural form of river rocks and incorporating smooth, rounded edges, the furniture was 3D printed using a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine. 

 

Normally machined for a smooth and polished finish, the printed layers of the furniture were preserved, showcasing the intricate seams and design work necessary to bring the pieces to life. Keeping with the idea of nature, our team also used environmentally-friendly biopolymers made from a variety of plants in the creation process, drastically reducing any impact on the environment.

Introduced to the public in July ‘21, the newest addition to Crystal Court has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response. As the Minneapolis community begins to reconvene, we’re proud to have played our part in making those experiences more remarkable and unique.

23,000 Sq. Ft.

Size of the IDS Center's Crystal Court

50,000

Daily Visitors to Crystal Court

 

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Jeff Mikes

Jeff Mikes

Practice Director - Corporate

Jeff leads DI’s Corporate, Retail, and Entertainment practices, collaborating with clients to ensure experiences deliver both maximum audience and business impact. For over 20 years he has led digital agencies, studios, and consulting... more about Jeff Mikes Jeff Mikes Jeff Mikes Practice Director - Corporate

Jeff leads DI’s Corporate, Retail, and Entertainment practices, collaborating with clients to ensure experiences deliver both maximum audience and business impact. For over 20 years he has led digital agencies, studios, and consulting firms with a focus on strategy, operations, emerging technologies, and experience design. 

 

Jeff has managed transformative engagements for a wide spectrum of clients - including Walmart, Nike, Bank of America, Mastercard, Microsoft, Royal Caribbean and Anthem. He believes in the power of experiences to define a modern brand through great storytelling and the blending of physical and digital environments.

Michele Vance

Michele Vance

Chief Client Officer

Michele has strived to create remarkable brand, client and employee experiences for more than 25 years. As a client-focused leader, Michele ensures interaction with DI from the go-to-market approach through subsequent project... more about Michele Vance Michele Vance Michele Vance Chief Client Officer

Michele has strived to create remarkable brand, client and employee experiences for more than 25 years. As a client-focused leader, Michele ensures interaction with DI from the go-to-market approach through subsequent project engagement adds value and exceeds expectations. 

 

Michele’s unique ability to ask the right questions and collaborate cross-functionally ensures that all stakeholder needs are considered from the very start of a project.  She blends her business acumen as a Fortune 1000 leader with her background as an editorial writer and news reporter to deliver compelling and measurable outcomes.  Michele understands the power of storytelling and the impact it adds throughout an experience.  She also knows the importance of delivering ROI and she can be counted on to ensure client projects are set up for success, right from the start.

 

Michele has led business development, marketing and client success teams in the retail, technology and services sectors.  Prior to joining DI, she was the president of a customer experience (CX) measurement provider.  She is a founding member of the Kansas City Revenue Collective, and serves on the Marketing Board of Directors within the KU School of Business.

 
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