As part of the London Design Festival which just kicked off, there is an exhibition of objects at the Victoria & Albert Museum which showcases 3D “printing” technology that will soon be more available for product manufacturing. The technology itself is part of a computer-driven process that transforms materials from liquid or power to a solid by way of laser of other binding material. The design is read from a digital file, and then the laser will create the piece layer by layer to “print” (build) the object. The result is a three-dimensional object.
Below are three of the eight objects curated by Murray Moss.
Fractal MGX Table
designed by Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel with Matthias Baer
3D ‘printed’ proxy resin, built through Additive Manufacturing
Part of the V&A Permanent Collection
designed by Iris van Herpen, the Netherlands, and Daniel Widrig, Germany, 2011
3D printed nylon, built through Additive Manufacturing which allowed for this to be produced without any seams.
designed by Patrick Jouin, France, 2010
3D printed nylon with PU base, built through Additive Manufacturing
Industrial Revolution 2.0: How the Material World Will Newly Materialise
17-25 September 2011
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
All photos used with permission.
Bloom Lights, ©Thomas Duval
Fractal Chair, ©Stephane Briolant, Paris
Tunic, ©Petrovski & Ramone