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3D Printed Furniture in IDS Center’s Crystal Court

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The process delivered on the impact on the design and also the technology itself.

It was really exciting that we could be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and one of the first furniture 3D-printed applications.

Jeremiah Collatz, Perkins&Will Project Architect

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 3D-printed furniture was brought to life 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 for the 3D-printed furniture 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

 

Testimonials

"Working with Dimensional Innovations was perhaps the only fabricator we could have partnered with on this project. The technology and learnings, the possibilities in the 3D print process, and the final forms of these benches would be — it was really a collaborative dialogue."

Jeremiah Collatz, Perkins&Will

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Brandon Kuzara

Brandon Kuzara

Corporate Account Director

Brandon has over seven years of Client Success, Account Management, and Business Development experience working within various industries alongside countless clients. With a unique background that spans multiple roles, Brandon tries to... more about Brandon Kuzara Brandon Kuzara Brandon Kuzara Corporate Account Director

Brandon has over seven years of Client Success, Account Management, and Business Development experience working within various industries alongside countless clients. With a unique background that spans multiple roles, Brandon tries to approach each partnership with a specific emphasis on establishing long-term relationships for the betterment of all parties. He constantly works to align capabilities and client needs to identify key areas of opportunities for sustainable success.

As Corporate Account Director at DI, Brandon’s current focus is collaborating with firms to elevate their spaces into modern, branded environments that make lasting impressions with their employees, visitors, and clients alike. 

Brandon graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a BS in Marketing. Outside of the DI office, when not working to create remarkable experiences for his clients, Brandon can often be found at his favorite sports experience - watching the Kansas Jayhawks play at Allen Fieldhouse.

 
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