At FutureFactories, inconsistency is of the essence. The question that drives the company’s concept is “If it costs the same to produce similar parts as identical ones, why produce two products the same?”

Using rapid prototyping techniques, FutureFactories has created what they call “living consumer products,” which grow and change on the screen during their digital design phase, and are frozen at various points in their mutation to produce infinitely varied and unique forms. A template defines the general aesthetic and function of a design, but no two resulting products are exactly alike.

Designer Lionel Theodore Dean worked in automotive design before transitioning to interiors and lighting. His past designs have won international lighting awards, and one joined the ranks of Ikea’s futuristic lighting category. The one-of-a-kind aspect of his current Rapid Protoype line adds real value to the products, feeding the voracious appetite of bespoke design fans everywhere.