Within just two months, the KUKA robot LBR iiwa 3D printed the complete interior design of the newly opened Bottletop flagship store at 84 W1 Regent Street in London. Another special feature is that recycled plastic waste was chosen as the filament, in keeping with the philosophy of the sustainable luxury brand.
The idea to print the interior of the Bottletop store in the heart of London in 3D by using 6-axis Kuka industrial robots came about through the collaboration with Krause Architects and Ai Build. It was printed with recycled plastic waste, the so-called reflow filament, which, including 3D printing, enables a 100 percent waste-free design.
Daghan Cam, co-founder and CEO of AI BUILD, said about the partnership:
“This project is a demonstration of how cutting-edge technology can be the solution for some of the most challenging problems of humanity like environmental pollution. We are very proud to be working with likeminded partners to turn plastic waste into a luxurious construction by using robotics and artificial intelligence.”
Inspired by Paolo Zilli, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, the 3D printing concept is a world first in retail and contributes to a broader positive ecosystem that reflects the values on which the brand and the Bottletop collection are based: sustainable luxury, ethical design, technical innovation and intercultural collaboration.
About the new store design, Bottletop co-founder Oliver Wayman said:
“For the first time, visitors to our store will be able to witness the sustainable use of this technology first hand while shopping the Bottletop collection and learning about the mission of the brand.”
In two months of construction time, customers were able to experience the gradually changing shop and interact with the KUKA LBR iiwa robot.