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World's first 3D-printed store created for Louis Vuitton

Using Massivit 3D printing technology, a Sydney pop-up retail store for luxury brand Louis Vuitton came to fruition in less than three weeks.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies announced that its customer, OMUS, a specialist 3D print provider in Australia, has constructed a 3D printed pop-up retail store on behalf of luxury brand, Louis Vuitton.

The 9m-wide, 10m-long and 2.7m-high structure was created using OMUS’ recently-installed Massivit 1800 3D Printer in just 18 days.

The pop-up store was located at Sydney’s Westfield shopping centre.

According to Robert Grosso, co-owner of Melbourne-based, OMUS, working with Louis Vuitton’s design agency, Gold Coast Displays, the company was tasked to produce a statement megastructure to grab attention for the premiere of the brand’s latest menswear collection.

Just three weeks remained from the point at which OMUS received the confirmation to go-ahead until the date of the pop-up store’s grand opening.

“Having received the design brief, we essentially needed to produce a visually-stunning, structurally-sound outlet that could endure sustained use in a busy public environment – and in record time,” he explained. “Given the complexity of the design and the short turnaround time, 3D printing was really the only viable production method available to us.”

Read the full version of this article and more print news in Issue 11/2016 of Print Innovation Asia.

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