The Materialise World Conference is fast approaching and we would like to take this opportunity to present some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Belgium and participate in our two-day program of workshops and conferences that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D Printed reality.

This week, our featured presenter is designer Zbyněk Krulich, co-founder of jewelry brand and e-shop blueberries.

Zbyněk Krulich

After graduating from Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in 2011, Zbyněk Krulich partnered with Kristýna Malovaná to establish Morphe, a design studio based in Prague, Czech Republic that specializes in product, furniture and interior design. Then in 2012, Krulich co-founded the 3D Printed jewelry brand blueberries together with jewel-maker Markéta Richterová. Their first collection of jewels produced using 3D Printing technology was presented at the Designblok 12 exhibition in Prague.

The blueberries duo: Markéta Richterová and Zbyněk Krulich

The blueberries duo: Markéta Richterová and Zbyněk Krulich

Zbyněk’s work takes simple, minimalist ideas to new levels by bringing an air of strength and sophistication to them. If he’s not in his office, Zbyněk takes his laptop to the Mistral Café in Prague for meetings and inspiration: “I like Mistral’s interior. From a design perspective, it’s one of my favorite places.”

The Mistral Café in Prague, mistralcafe.cz

The Mistral Café in Prague

Only a few months after launching blueberries, Zbyněk and Markéta won “Best Jewelry Designer of the Year” at the Czech Grand Design Awards. Since then, blueberries has appeared at several exhibitions and lectures such as designSUPERMARKET, Design Weekend Košice, Together Again, and Pecha Kucha Night.

Frost Rings by blueberries

Frost Rings by blueberries

Frost Necklace by blueberries

Frost Necklace by blueberries

Delaunay Star Bracelets by blueberries

Delaunay Star Bracelets by blueberries

Necklace Tree by blueberries

Necklace Tree by blueberries

Blueberries is well known for the precise organic and geometrical forms of their jewelry. The duo’s inspiration comes primarily from natural structures, both organic and inorganic. In their work they play with light, matter, composition, scale, and geometry as can be observed in the video below. The designs are then 3D Printed and sold through their online shop.

The latest collection was made of nylon, with the jewels light and flexible, and velvet matting. More recently, jewels made of transparent acrylate, stainless steel, silver, and gold were added to the collection.

Necklace Tree and Ring Tree by blueberries

Necklace Tree and Ring Tree by blueberries

Ring Tree by blueberries

Ring Tree by blueberries

Necklace Tree and Ring Tree by blueberries

Necklace Tree and Ring Tree by blueberries

Ring Tree by blueberries

Ring Tree by blueberries

Ready to meet designer Zbyněk Krulich? Then join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Materialise at the World Conference April 24–25, 2015 in Brussels and Leuven. Come hear inspiring speakers such as Zbyněk who will speak about “Our Printed Dream“ or serial entrepreneur Ilja Laurs (Nextury Ventures, Toyze) and Caroline Das (DAMN), who will illustrate how 3D Printing services and solutions can add value to the realm of consumer products. Stay tuned on our blog as we announce and present new speakers every week.

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Our two-day program at the World Conference will give you the inspiration and technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D Printed reality. Don’t miss our workshops to see and feel designing in action as our top-notch experts guide you through a creation experience. Whether you’re a novice, a 3D Printing design startup, or an established business looking to venture into 3D Printing for customizable products, we have something for everyone with an eye for design and a head full of ideas.

The early bird catches the worm, so get your one-day ticket or full weekend pass now with our early bird discount. Tickets can be purchased here, or for more information about the Materialise World Conference, please see our event website. If you are in need of a hotel room, make sure to visit this website for preferred rates on room prices.