Irish Digital Art Student Brings a Sea Monster to Life – With 3D Printing
Sea monsters exist – at least in 3D-printed form. Meet Amy Doran, the designer of a stunning sea creature that was made with a mix of clay sculpting, 3D scanning, 3D modeling and printing with i.materialise’s biggest resin printers.
Modernizing Traditional Painting with 3D Printing: Guido Salimbeni’s 3D Artwork
Guido Salimbeni is an Italian artist based in Florence. But he is not just any painter. Guido’s skills with the brush are just as good as his skills with modern 3D modeling software, which is why Guido combines traditional oil painting with 3D printing. In this way, the Italian artist has managed to find a truly unique style of art.
These 8 Mysteriously Hollow Lamps Were Completely 3D Printed in Ceramics
We’re no strangers to ceramic 3D prints, but these eight 3D prints left us stunned once again. New York-based designer Christo Logan just launched his ‘two.parts’ series of pendant lights built with our 3D printed ceramics and managed to incorporate some really intriguing elements into his designs.
A 3D Printed Art Piece That Only Gets Visible When Touching Water
Once again Swiss designer duo Drzach & Suchy have surprised us with a 3D printed art piece like no other. After the stunning 3D printed shadow art that they printed with us back in May, we were really excited about their next project: a 3D printed haiku that is only visible in water. Sounds confusing? Read on! (more…)
Building Wonders in 3D Printed Ceramics: Meet Designer Adam Furman
London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman is quite an all-round talent: he is trained in architecture and fine arts, but also works in areas like product design, interior design, writing, and teaching. It only seems logical that a person who is so eager for knowledge would soon embrace the world of 3D printing. Let’s take a closer look at some of his stunning 3D printed designs.
These 3D Printed Lamps Will Make You Fall in Love with 3D Printing
The ‘Love Lamps’ by Sandro Lominashvili celebrate a couple’s attachment in a special way: a set of two lamps functioning as one. 3D printed in Transparent resin by i.materialise, the complete designs were printed in one piece, locking the two lamps together in an embrace from the moment of their creation. In this post, we take a look at this minimalist design and meet the Georgia-based designer.
Magical 3D Printed Shadow Art from Drzach & Suchy: 3D Printing From a Different Angle
Drzach & Suchy are a designer duo like no other: Drzach is an architect who combines art and design, while Suchy is a cryptographer and a software engineer who experiments with holograms and various techniques and materials. Both designers live and work in Zurich, Switzerland, and are always on the lookout for new approaches to visual expression.
3D Printed Necklace Fit for Any Earthling or Alien
The two things you can never reproach fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna for: simple-mindedness and tedium. This young designer melds fashion, art and science into objects that are not only utterly stunning but also provocative and scary. Now Laura presents her first terrific experiments with 3D printing. (more…)
3D Printing Meets Japanese Samurai Culture: Developing the Concept of Raijin and Fujin Kabuto
What happens when 3D printing and Japanese samurai culture collide? Contestants of i.materialise Japan’s latest design challenge might hold an answer. The “Kabuto Design Challenge” has just been launched by the i.materialise Japan team to rediscover kabuto, traditional Japanese samurai helmets, using 3D Printing technology. To inspire the contestants, we collaborated with mixed-media designer and one of the jurors of this challenge, Russ Ogi, to develop a unique pair of 3D printed kabuto. The motif he chose was Raijin and Fujin, the Japanese gods of thunder and wind. Let’s take a closer look at how he developed the design concept and turned his ideas into 3D models.
3D Printing for the Royal Theatre of Madrid: Tomasz Dabert’s Modern Armor
To keep old stories fresh, theaters try to combine both classical and modern elements into their plays and stage sceneries. It thus only seems logical that the Royal Theatre of Madrid would search for new ways to create and enhance their costumes. But what would you create if you were asked to build a modern 3D printed armor for an opera? Especially to debut as your very first 3D print ever? (more…)