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From drum and bass to tables and chairs

A former DJ in Dundee has swapped the decks for art and design with his own line of furniture that will take pride of place at the University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Jon Christie has adopted 3D printing as part of his design process in a bid to reduce the overall cost of expensive parts that take a large amount of intricate woodworking. More than 100 industry professionals have kept a close eye on this final year university project, which is almost unheard of in the design industry. “I didn’t know anything about 3D printing,” he said. “But through a lot of trial, error, sweat and tears I like to think I’ve become something of an expert and have now mastered the substitution of tricky woodworked parts with 3D printed joints. “This means fewer complicated wooden components will be needed for the construction process in both large and small-scale manufacturing.” DJ goes to Denmark Christie was a well-known face on the Dundee club scene and he also owned Pressure Records, a popular shop in the city. Then a trip to his new wife’s home country of Denmark had a profound impact on his life. 20 years ago, furniture in Great Britain really wasn’t the style statement it is today. Christie was inspired by the elegant furniture he encountered in people’s homes in Denmark. He was also […]

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