3D Printing Exhibition Produced by Materialise Is Opening This Month in Brussels

3D Printing Exhibition Produced by Materialise Is Opening This Month in Brussels

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss our exhibition that is opening this month: MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, from April 24th to June 7th, 2015 in BOZAR Center for Fine Arts.

.MGX will be prominently featured in one section of the exhibition titled “A Difference in Making” where visitors will be able to appreciate a series of inspiring design creations from the early days of 3D Printing to the most fascinating contemporary examples. The featured works have all been conceived as design experiments that explore the formal and material opportunities enabled by the invention and development of 3D printing technology. Together they illustrate a striking array of the technical and creative potentials of 3D Printing including: the making of complex forms, which are inspired by nature or generated with digital data and advanced software tools; the creation of 3D-printed materials, which exhibit physical properties that cannot be found in traditional materials; the use of 3D-printed scaffolds, which act as support of natural processes of petrification or growth to create physical objects in cooperation with nature; and others.

Thanks to these groundbreaking projects, the technology made a difference. Come and see how 3D Printing was able to make a difference in the life of the individual, the environment and our society!

MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING Explores 3D Printing's Impact on the Environment, Society and Individuals

MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING Explores 3D Printing’s Impact on the Environment, Society and Individuals

In celebration of Materialise’s 25th anniversary, Horta’s acclaimed BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels will host an exhibition called MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING from April 24th to June 7th, 2015. This exhibition, curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect & recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, looks at 3D Printing in two ways. First with the eyes of fascination, involving the viewer in the discovery of what this technology is and how it allows us to make things differently. Later with a deeper observation, inviting visitors to ponder how 3D Printing can help individuals, transform society and positively contribute to the environment. In other words, how 3D Printing is making a difference.

The exhibition includes a large number of 3D-printed examples that help us reflect on the value of this ground-breaking technology and eventually raise some inevitable ethical questions concerning some of its applications.

Because .MGX was one of the first brands to bring 3D Printing to the design world, which led to a number of manufacturing breakthroughs, the exhibition includes many .MGX pieces in both the making a difference and a difference in making sections. Pieces such as Fractal.MGX, Bloom, One_Shot.MGX, Volume.MGX, Cadence.MGX and the Escapism dress will be on display for all Bozar visitors to see.


Iris van Herpen Exhibition at the Design Museum Holon

Iris van Herpen
Exhibition at the Design Museum Holon

From now until March 7th, 2015, you can see New Couture by Iris van Herpen, from the Groninger Museum Collection, at the Design Museum Holon in Israel. A guest-member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Iris van Herpen is positioned as one of the fashion world’s most creative young designers, seamlessly combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques including 3D Printing. The results are sophisticated, sculptured garments, and she has worked with Materialise to 3D print 11 designs to date, including those featured in her “Biopiracy”, “Hybrid Holism”, “Voltage”, and “Escapism” collections.

“Big Growth” Brought to You by 3D Printing

“Big Growth” Brought to You by 3D Printing

Designed by Mathias Bengtsson, the “Big Growth” table was made with 3D printing technology at Materialise and made its first appearance at Design Miami 2014 for the Galerie Maria Wettergren. This table is an exemplary piece of the blurring line between the natural and the artificial as it was designed by growing a “digital seed” in a virtual world. Standing at 4.2 meters long in solid bronze, the table was designed through a biomimicry process, in which the digital seed emulates natural growth by imitating some of nature’s rules and methods. The furniture parameters have been embedded in the digital seed; however, the form is not defined ahead of time but instead emerges as a result of the growth process.

Find out more about this process by watching this video.


3D Tora in Greece

3D Tora: 3D Printing Reaches Greece

3D Tora at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens will be the first major exhibition in Greece dedicated entirely to 3D technology. MGX will be on display with its Fractal.MGX by WertelOberfell and the C2M chair by Good Design Award winner Patrick Jouin, demonstrating its leadership in 3D Printing technologies for design. The exhibition will illustrate the versatility of 3D Printing, by showcasing art, architecture and fashion in addition to scientific pieces and pure product design. From December 15th, 2014 to January 31st, 2015, you can discover how “3D Printing, of everything from houses to hearts and pretty much all you can imagine in-between, is the coming revolution.”

This is not the first time the Fractal.MGX will be on display in an esteemed setting; this cutting-edge piece can also be seen on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Design Hub Barcelona.

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