Technology Company Aectual will launch a sustainably produced 3D printed floors with terrazzo infill at Dutch Design Week. Aectuals’ smart technology allows custom 3D printed floor designs on large surfaces, where each square meter is unique. The first floor in the Netherlands will be placed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
“We make it possible to create your own design for spectacular floors,” says Hans Vermeulen, CEO of Aectual.
“This gives designers complete design freedom.”
Clients can also choose from a selection of special patterns customized entirely to their building. Unique details can easily be added to emphasize special areas, branding and routing.
Aectual’s ‘on demand floor’ is made possible by their in-house developed software tools and industrial XL 3D print technology. This brings the client an easy, affordable and reliable design and production process, and reduces the installation period. The floors consist of 3D printed patterns that are installed seamlessly on site, and are finished with a bio-binder terrazzo. There is a wide range of color options and fillings, the floors are of a very high quality, and wear resistant. An important feature is that the floors are produced in a sustainable manner, with a bio-print plastic and recycled materials. Clients include international museums, hotels and department stores. Following the launch in Tokyo’s Loft Flagshipstore, the first floor in the Netherlands will be installed mid-November at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
During Dutch Design Week, Aectual will present their unique digital production process and a selection of floor patterns, including the design for the Schiphol floor by architecture firm DUS. On Sunday, October 29, Aectual celebrates its official launch with the ‘Democratizing Design Debate’ in which several well-known architects and designers of DDW, like Winy Maas [ MVRDV ], Jelle Feringa [ Aectual, former Odico] and Borre Akkersdijk [ ByBorre], will speak with the audience about the influence of digital technology on design.
SEE 3D PRINTED FLOORS FOR YOURSELF:
Aectual in the Klokgebouw – stand 4.25, access with DDW ticket
Aectual Democratizing Design Debate – Sunday October 29, 04:00 PM, The Student Hotel Eindhoven; free access