Inside the .MGX Flagship Store: the world”s first shop for 3D printed goods
by Joris | February 8, 2011
As you probably already know .MGX opened the world”s first physical store for 3D printed goods only weeks ago. They”ve just redone the entire interior for this season. We think it is beautiful and would like to congratulate our colleagues at .MGX on their sucessfulÂ store for 3D prints. We would also like to show you the first images of the new interior. Besides featuring the work of many otherÂ noted designersÂ this season the .MGX showroom has a special focus on the work of designer Peter Jansen.
In the window above you can see the Tulip.MGX lamps at the bottom by Peter Jansen. These lamps are designed with mathematical formulas used inÂ Chaos theory. The large lamp hanging from the ceiling is one of theÂ Minishakes.MGX family by Arik Levy. The Minishakes work is based on an earlier work titled Handshake that currently resides in the Centre Pompidou.
The sculpture in the centre is titledÂ Runner by Peter Jansen. This is the only work in the showroom that is not currently in the .MGX collection. Runner was inspired by the Matrix moviesÂ & by human motion. Note the size of this 3D printed optical illusion by comparing it to our colleague Isabel.Â
The chandelier above is the fractal inspiredÂ Julia.MGX also by Peter Jansen.
The two idential lamps on your left areÂ both theÂ Krizant.MGX by Michaella Janse van VuurenÂ the founder of Nomli. To your right you can see a Cadence.MGX by OneÂ & Co.Â “It is a theme of transformation, from solid to liquid, both esthetically and physically, and it is an idea once thought to be impossible to produce in a single material.” The pendant on the bust is Shaman.MGX by Arik Levy,Â “a vessel where one can place small physical, emotional and spiritual mementoes, and can be carried, like a micro-universe, around the neck.”
The lamp to your left is a Cadence.MGX. The orange colored lamp is the Dragonfly.MGX, by WertelOberfell Platform.Â It “draws its inspiration from the curved honeycomb structure of insect eyes and their three dimensional array of light emitting cells.”
On the far right of this lamp is the beautifulÂ Flame.MGX also by Bathsheba.
The .MGX store is located in Brussels in the Sablon District. Rue Joseph Stevensstraat 31 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium. The store is closed on Mondays. .MGX also works with a number of excellent galleries round the world. You can find them here.