London Store Upcycles 60,000 Plastic Bottles Into 3D-Printed Interior

Read the full story in Forbes.

If you’re battling through the crowds on Regent Street in London, desperately seeking some inspiration this holiday season, you might want to stop and take a look at a very small, but very interesting new store opening called Bottletop.

Located at the southern end of the busy road – nearest to Piccadilly Circus – it stands out first and foremost for the Kuka robot in its store window; a 3D-printing mechanical arm that is live-producing all manner of bag charms and keyrings for shoppers stopping in.

Inside, however, things only get more fascinating. In partnership with AI-Build, and using the more industrial-sized Kuka robots, the team has also begun to 3D print the interior design itself. Using Reflow filament, which is made entirely from plastic waste, the result is a repetitive three-dimensional pattern across the ceiling and down each of the walls.

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