One of the biggest contemporary names in Design, Ross Lovegrove will be exhibiting an introspective collection of his work called “Mutations – Creations” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. Throughout his long and varied career, Ross has continuously pushed form and function with modern technologies – including 3D Printing – to produce organic, environmental designs. We interviewed him to find out about the philosophy behind his work, why we should strive towards sustainable design, and what role 3D Printing can really play in innovative design.
This week, we hosted a roomful of 3D printing professionals, academics and enthusiasts in Essen, Germany. Against the dramatic backdrop of an old coal quarry, we organized a 3DP Academy and a conference to discuss the questions that come up frequently among 3D printing adopters today. How do you implement Additive Manufacturing in your company? What kind of time-and-cost savings can be achieved by switching your production to 3D-printed spare parts? And how can you use 3D Printing to produce “better” parts? With speakers from Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa and Siemens among others, we got some great insights into how major players in diverse sectors are adopting Additive Manufacturing into their operations today.
Last night found a well-dressed group of people from Materialise at an illustrious awards ceremony at the BOZAR, the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. The reason why is that yesterday, Materialise was named the 2015 recipient of the Henry van de Velde Company Award! Accepting the award on behalf of Materialise – in front of a crowd of 1,300 people – was Founder and CEO, Wilfried Vancraen. Design Flanders has been presenting the Henry van de Velde Awards since 1994, with the award serving to confirm the high quality of the work produced and encouraging prize winners to continue to tread the path of experimentation and inventiveness in the creative sectors.
Since the Making a Difference / A Difference in Making exhibition opened its doors on the 24th of April, it has been the scene of fantastic celebrations (including the start of the Materialise World Conference 2015 and Materialise’s 25th Anniversary Party), of informative workshops, and has seen 15,000 people discover the added-value that 3D Printing has to offer for the lives of individuals, our society and the environment. Curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, held at the BOZAR, and realized thanks to the passion, brilliance and dedication to 3D Printing of individuals throughout the industry (and within Materialise), the exhibition was truly something to be proud of for all involved.
A buzz of excitement was in the air the air the evening of April 23rd. Guests from the Materialise World Conference were walking one block from the SQUARE to the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts to join the official opening of the exhibition: "MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING", curated by Marta Malé-Alemany and produced by Materialise to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 3D printing pioneer.