开源项目不断增长&修剪树木成家具(视频)

更新于2019年12月16日
视频屏幕截图。 Full Grown

增材制造被吹捧为一项 将彻底改变我们大规模生产和分配物品的方式. Like a growing number of people, designer 和 artist Gavin 门罗 of England believe that the way the current process of how trees are grown, harvested, milled, cut, assembled 和 finished is inefficient 和 too resource-intensive. But rather than turning to cutting-edge tech to solve this problem, 门罗 decided to use water, air, 和 soil in a solution that he characterizes as a kind of "organic 3D printing"在这里,椅子,桌子和灯之类的物体是用手种植的,并成型为所需的形式,而不是由机器制造。

门罗's project, 满满的, began when he realized that it would be quicker 和 more efficient to grow, train 和 prune trees into the shapes 和 objects that we need, instead of waiting forty to sixty years for a tree to grow to the right size, then using huge machines 和 trucks to harvest, transport 和 make furniture. So eight years ago, 门罗 planted a viable grove of several hundred trees that he will be finally harvesting later this year as his first batch of lamps 和 chairs (mainly willow but also sycamore, ash, hazel, 和 crab apple.) Watch him tell the whole story in this TED talk:

Eight years sounds like a long time to make a chair, but 门罗 insists that this method is the "更快,更便宜,更高效" than the conventional method of mass production. 门罗 estimates that his grove of furniture has offset 5,000 kilograms of carbon since its initial planting, 和 only uses the equivalent energy consumed by ten 60-watt lightbulbs burning for eight hours per day, for a year. 满满的 furniture is estimated to have only one-quarter of the carbon footprint of conventionally mass-made furnishings.

It's an intriguing idea that rethinks the whole process of production, but 门罗 notes that he'不是第一个这样做的人;最值得注意的是我们'看过像这样的手工公司 普克特成长家具 using the same concept, but 门罗'他的业务似乎真正专注于创建大众化的产品,他将其描述为"批量生产遇到了延迟的满足。" In addition, he plans to offer up his techniques on an open-source basis, so that anyone with some basic hand tools, a bit of land 和 the knowledge will be able to grow their own furniture. In the future, 门罗 hopes to branch out (pun!) 和 produce larger pieces 和 even bikes, cars 和 small greenhouse structures -- an effort that may someday help us grow whole "植物城市." 更多 over at 满满的.