Drzach & Suchy Receive the Designer of the Year Award

Today we’re happy to announce the winner of the 2015 i.materialise ‘Designer of the Year Award’. After counting the votes of our community poll it became clear that the Swiss designer duo Drzach & Suchy is the big winner of this year’s competition! Read on to learn more about Drzach & Suchy’s magical 3D prints.

The votes are counted and the results are in: our community was especially impressed by Drzach & Suchy’s instantly recognizable 3D printed art and makes the duo our new ‘Designer of the Year’.

In May 2015, Drzach & Suchy have surprised us with a 3D printed art piece like no other. Their transparent ‘Got M?’ print changes its shape based on where the source of light is located. Take a look at the video to see how it works.


‘Got M?’ 3D prints in transparent resin.

In December 2015, the designers stunned us (once again) with a 3D printed haiku that only becomes visible in the right setting. As you can see in the video below, the text cannot be read when simply looking at the 3D prints – you only see a polyamide mesh. Why is that? Because unless the 3D prints are put in water, the words are not visible. When placed in water, the shadows of the 3D print are cast on the ground. The words appear and make the haiku readable.

'Haiku' 3D prints in Polaymide.

‘Haiku’ 3D prints in polyamide.

We would like to thank Drzach & Suchy for their talent, imagination and trust in our service. As part of their prize, Drzach & Suchy will receive a 200 EUR i.materialise voucher and our 3D printed ‘Designer of the Year’ trophy.

Designer of the Year Award 2015 trophy. Designed by Danny van Ryswyk.

Designer of the Year Award 2015 trophy. Designed by Danny van Ryswyk.

Of course we also want to thank our four other nominees (jewelry designer Desmond Chan, fashion designer Francesca Paolin, product designer Sandro Lominashvili, and fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna) for their outstanding 3D prints.

We would also like to thank the entire i.materialise 3D printing community for your trust and loyalty and for casting your vote in this competition. This award is also a reminder for all of us at i.materialise that 3D printing lives through great ideas and creative minds.