The term “Open Design” has been around for a few years now and there are dozen of books addressing the notion of copyright and its meaning for designers. If you have never heard about it, the Open Design movement aims to become as big and important in the design area as the Open Source is in the software one. Its goal is to promote the free sharing of blueprints and collaboration around it
The term “Open Design” has been around for a few years now and there are dozen of books addressing the notion of copyright and its meaning for designers. If you have never heard about it, the Open Design movement aims to become as big and important in the design area as the Open Source is in the software one. Its goal is to promote the free sharing of blueprints and collaboration around it.
Recently, on the catwalks of the Spring Fashion Week 2013 in Paris, 3D printing was again a major highlight in Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’. Collaborating with 2 pioneers of the 3D printing industry, the Dutch designer presented never-before-seen 3D printed Haute Couture.
Sheer blouses and body-hugging sheath dresses weren’t the only things designer Kimberly Ovitz sent down the runway at her Fall/Winter 2013 collection show on Thursday. Clasped on the hands, ears and around the necks of models were pieces of 3D-printed jewelry, which Ovitz released on the website of 3D-printing firm Shapeways immediately after the show. SEE ALSO: Inside Shapeways’ New 3D Printing Facility There are five pieces from the collection available for purchase, ranging from a $35 ear cuff to a $250 necklace inspired by “the intricate exoskeletons found in nature,” per Ovitz’s description.
Growing up in a family full of designers, Dario Scapitta was destined to be a designer himself. Nowadays he’s experimenting with 3D printing and tries to find his way in the industry. When did you start being interested in design
Picture courtesy of Simon Fieldhouse Tomorrow, the MakerBot Community and the Metropolitan Museum of Art join forces to realize a common dream, one likely to revolutionize how we all think about art and museums. For the team from the Met Museum — America’s most iconic museum, a world-beloved, forward-thinking art institution — the dream is to collaborate with cutting-edge artists and DIY-makers, to discover how one might bring the relevant, emerging art practice of 3D capture and 3D printing to bear on the task of enlarging the public conversation about works in their permanent collection.
The creative classroom: a place where traditional and new artforms meet Back in February we received a visit from some students of the Sint Lukas Art School in Antwerp as part of their creative design week. The students formed part of first and second bachelor year jewelry design courses and got introduced to the possibilities of 3D printing. They were then given an external 3-day workshop by guest-teacher Fabien Franzen to teach and guide them with Moi 3D : an easy to use CAD design package.