• Metsidian, 2015

    Metsidian represents a moment in time - an eruption that melds two divergent materials together. The prehistoric evolves into the futuristic as an organic volcanic obsidian form transforms into a clean, fluid metal mesh. The result is a compelling metamorphosis; the impossible becomes reality. Metsidian traverses the boundary between sculpture and furniture, a harmonious union of otherworldly form and everyday function.
  • Avoid Light, 2015

    Avoid is a 3D printed circular light fixture featuring an intricate diamond structure. Ultimately opulent, the mirror-finish Avoid is plated with 24 karat gold. The form of this piece is influenced by Lie sphere geometry, a geometrical theory in which the fundamental concept is the sphere.
  • Sedona Table, 2014

    The infamous red rocks of Sedona are a well-known location for spiritual vortexes and mark the birthplace of the first Harmonic Convergence. The unique sandstone formations are illuminated in brilliant shades of red and orange; thousands of years of native design have created the most incredible graphic patterns. To me, this is one of Mother Nature's most brilliant creations and one of the USA’s most inspiring locations. My interpretation of the peaks and plateaus of Sedona takes a twisting turn to bridge the organic and the inorganic.
  • Onitsuka Tiger Shoe, 2008

    A 1.5m long pulsating, glowing shoe created for the Onitsuka Tigerland ad campaign. Inspired by the dense and chaotic city life in Tokyo, I had a vision to create the craziest, psychedelic 3D mash up, overflowing with intricate icons of contemporary Japan.
  • Lost luggage, 2014

    Imagine if everything we needed was scaled down to a digital file and could be reproduced at any location; how would this change our relationship to physical objects? Imagine that design is just data and products can travel through the internet as code, produced on demand at any location. What if luggage was obsolete; how would this change our perception of travel? Send your luggage in an email, travel the world unencumbered and arrive to find your luggage waiting for you at your destination. This future is already within our reach.
  • 1597, 2006

    In 2006 I spent 6 months manually vertex pulling in 3D, collecting a full crate of prototypes as I experimented, and eventually resulting in my 1597 light. Fast forward 8 years and we’ve advanced our technology significantly - we can now easily generate this kind of design through code in just minutes. This design has been integrated into the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Designs in New York.
  • 3D Selfie, 2014

    I call this my own version of the selfie, or putting a new spin on the personalized business card. Nothing and no one is static - we can quickly transform organic everyday objects into extraordinary simulacra of ourselves.
  • Lily.mgx, 2002

    Inspired by the clean and elegant lines of its namesake flower, Lily.mgx was one of the first 3D printed light designs on the market worldwide. Light emanates from each petal, creating a seductive warm glow. This innovative design is a 2005 Red Dot Design Award winner and has been exhibited at and integrated into the world’s leading design museums including the Museum of Arts and Design in NY, MoMA, Design Museo Helsinki and Hangaram Seoul.
  • Heineken Innovation Challenge, 2012

    The Heineken Innovation Challenge was the world’s first crowd sourcing campaign to create sustainable beverage packaging concepts. To kick off the challenge I spent 48 hours in an undisclosed location with just a webcam, laptop and 3D printers. The 48 hour campaign was broadcast live, showing my full creative process from ideation to production.
  • Macedonia Tray, 2010

    Macedonia was inspired by the patterns created by the formation of soap bubbles. Here the Macedonia pattern is applied to an intricate open tray, the most chic update to a typical fruit bowl. Each ‘bubble’ is the perfect size to hold an apple or orange. This design has been integrated into the permanent collection at MoMA.


Janne Kyttanen (born March 13, 1974, Finland) is a digital sculptor creating multidisciplinary work at the intersection of 3D printing, virtual & augmented reality. Kyttanen’s work has been featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘Design 100’, the people and ideas behind the world’s most influential design. He is best known for his revolutionary work with 3D printing and is considered to be one of the most influential artist designers of his generation.

Janne currently resides between his two studios in Amsterdam and Los Angeles.



Design Forum presents: Janne Kyttänen, 2015
3D printed lounger chair by 3D Systems, 2015
Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer, 2015
Design Miami, 2014
How 3-D Printing Will Change Our Lives, 2014
The EKOCYCLE Cube 3D Printer, 2014
Galerie VIVID, Lost Luggage by Janne Kyttanen, 2014
Catwalk Dorhout Mees F/W 2014-15 'Passage', 2014
Firestarters the series: #05 Wearable technology, 2014
I started my company with a completely bogus business plan, 2013
Introducing Cubify's First Ever 3D Printed Shoes, 2013
We want to put 3D printing in every home, 2013
Heineken Ideas Brewery - 48 Hours of Live Innovation - Teaser, 2012
Onitsuka Tiger - Electric Tigerland Animated Film, 2008