Master hat designer Elvis Pompilio goes 3D printing

For Design September 2011, .MGX by Materialise announces a new collaboration with Belgian hat designer Elvis Pompilio (born 1961). The master hat designer has already collaborated with big names in fashion such as Chanel, Dior, Valentino and Hugo Boss. Royalty worldwide and celebrities like Madonna, Joan Collins, Harrison Ford and Sharon Stone are part of his clientele. Over the years, Pompilio has been consistently praised for his work in the Belgian and international media. His creations are part of several permanent collections, including the Muséee Grévin and the Muséee des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

The Spirograph.MGX marks the start of a long term collaboration with .MGX in which Pompilio will design a series of hats and accessories via 3D printing.

Elvis Pompilio wearing the Spirograph.MGX

To kick-off Design September in style, Elvis Pompilio will share his design knowledge and vision with a selection of 10 designers during a 2 day master class on the 8th and 9th of September in the .MGX flagship store in Brussels. These designers were handpicked by Karen Wuytens, the studio jeweller and PhD researcher who will also be providing guidance to the designers.

The Spirograph.MGX, by Elvis Pompilio with Igor Knezevic, can be admired as from September 8thin the .MGX flagship store in Brussels. Visitors to the .MGX store will have an opportunity to see the workshop in action on September 8th and 9th.

Design September 2011 is the name of the International Design Festival in Brussels, happening between 8 and 30 September 2011. The festival includes a rich and varied program: exhibitions, conferences, private showings, film viewings, tours of studios of designers, flea market, urban circuits, etc.

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