Scandinavian minimalism never had trouble looking good. And now thanks to Ørgreen and Yuniku, it can help you see better too. Last October, Copenhagen-based designer eyewear brand Ørgreen joined the Yuniku customization platform co-created by Materialise and HOYA Vision Care. This weekend, at MIDO in Milan Ørgreen will showcase their Ørgreen+Yuniku collection through a unique art installation by Gamfratesi Design Studio that gave their minimalist style an abstract twist.
Traditionally there has been a tendency to segregate research and industry when it comes to 3D Printing, based largely on the premise that finding out ‘what’s possible’ will always be at odds with identifying ‘what’s cost-effective’. The premise is flawed. Why? Because you can answer both questions by focusing on what enables practical progress right here, right now.
When Primo came to Materialise they had already identified 3D Printing as the ideal manufacturing method for the first 650 runs of the Cubetto Playset. What they went on to discover was the value you can realise when a product is designed specifically for 3D Printing. A tangible programming interface that teaches children programming logic without the need for literacy, the Cubetto Playset consists of a programming interface, a set of instruction blocks and board, and the star of the show, a robot called ‘Cubetto’. Comprised of natural materials and electronics, Primo had selected Additive Manufacturing to produce eleven parts including the programming blocks and components that would be used to construct the Cubetto robot.
Materialise regularly hosts sessions for people who want to learn more about key 3D printing topics in a hands-on environment: we call it 3DP ACADEMY. To Materialise, it’s an integral part of the co-creation process that helps us unlock our partners’ 3D printing potential. Last month, our Materialise UK team in Sheffield hosted their first 3DP ACADEMY. The event was meant for designers, manufacturers, engineers and anyone else looking to learn more about 3D Printing and the opportunities which Additive Manufacturing can offer for their business. (To see how you can join one of these sessions, or to host one at your own office, read on!)
What’s it like moving from fashion designing in 2D with pencil and paper to 3D modelling on a computer? That’s what we asked Hannah Evans, a student at The London Royal College of Art, who collaborated with Materialise to explore the combined potential of 3D Printing and knitwear, to create a concept eyewear collection.