The Sum of Histories and .MGX

.MGX in the Movies: Terug Naar Morgen

Need a film suggestion for the weekend? New Belgian film Terug Naar Morgen (English version: The Sum of Histories) sets out to explore what happens when you mess with time: when two scientists figure out a way to send emails back into the past. To keep the futuristic tenor of the storyline, the filmmakers wanted their props to be appropriately futuristic and sleek. So you’ll spot some of Materialise’s .MGX collection of designer lamps like Patrick Jouin's Bloom lamp, making their first big-screen appearance. Watch out for some 3D-printed décor!

Director Lukas Bossuyt discusses the concept behind Terug Naar Morgen and why he chose .MGX lamps for the décor, in this short sneak peek.

Design Derby and Hoet Eyewear

Belgian Design with a Vision: 3D-Printed Hoet Eyewear at Design Museum Gent

The Design Derby exhibition at the Design Museum Gent seeks to explore design practices and trends in the Netherlands and Belgium. Keeping up the Belgian pride at the event will be a special set of 3D-printed sunglasses from a collaboration between two Belgian companies that fully embrace the design freedom of 3D Printing: Materialise and the Bruges-based Hoet Design Studio. Hoet’s 3D-printed Cabrio collection of eyewear, which showcases Materialise’s certified manufacturing services, is an embodiment of classical eyewear design and modern production techniques.

The Design Derby exhibit is on display at the Design Museum Gent until March 13, 2016. For a look at Materialise and Hoet’s most recent collaboration, see here.

.MGX at Reciprocity Liège

.MGX Makes an Appearance at the RECIPROCITY Design Exhibition, Liège

The international RECIPROCITY Design exhibition in Liège, Belgium, attracted more than 40,000 visitors in its first edition in 2012. If you didn’t get a chance to see it then, don’t miss the opportunity this month to see the magnificent celebration of culture and social innovation: RECIPROCITY is all about the mutual symbiosis which makes our urban spaces grow. The exhibition will include a series of lectures, debates and a range of other activities, committed to showcasing design for social innovation, micro-entrepreneurship and public service. As a reminder of the reciprocity which underlies art, life, and their reciprocal imitations, a special piece of the .MGX collection will be making an appearance at the RECIPROCITY Meeting Point exhibition: the Bloom table lamp by Patrick Jouin.

Bloom will be on display at the Reciprocity Meeting Point in Liège from October 1 to November 1.


.MGX at Source Firenze

Patrick Jouin’s Bloom Lights Up Florence at SOURCE Design Exhibition

Here’s an opportunity to witness the award-winning work of designer Patrick Jouin, alongside that of forty acclaimed international designers, in a city famed for its contribution to cultural aesthetics. Jouin’s Bloom table lamp, winner of a Red Dot Design Award as well as a Good Design Award, is featured at SOURCE, an exhibition dedicated to self-made design, organized by Florence-based cultural association Altrove. The theme of self-made design is upheld spectacularly by Jouin’s work, which illustrates the opportunities that 3D Printing offers for designers looking to break the constraints of conventional manufacturing and embrace true design freedom.

The SOURCE exhibition, which carries no admission charges, will be held in the Limonaia of Villa Strozzi, a renowned historic residence in Florence, on September 10-20, 2015.


SOLID Collection at ARCADE

Patrick Jouin’s Solid Collection in the Heart of Burgundy 

Here’s a golden opportunity to see Patrick Jouin’s iconic C2M chair, from the Solid collection, named by the New York Times as the most popular ‘design seedling’ after the iPhone! Jouin’s C2M chair is the first item of furniture to be 3D-printed in one piece, and demonstrates the complex intermingling of art, utility, and uniqueness.

The futuristic design, reminiscent of blades of grass waving in the wind and weaving together, will be displayed from 18th July to 18th October at the exhibition Artisanat/Industrie at the Château de Sainte Colombe, in the heart of France’s Burgundy region.