Experimentations with 3D Printing technologies and a naïve satisfaction.
It’s an ever-growing phenomenon, often the only possibility for the young designer to enter the market.
Some areas are proving to be platforms to promote and set off independent, not mass-produced designs. A graffiti “accused” the successful designers of working for the luxury market only; we might agree on this, yet it’s not clear why, apart from a few exceptions, the term self-production is often synonymous with shoddy and unrefined. Some experimentations with materials and works based on 3D Printing sound interesting, but some badly made earthenware works, or in worn wood, are really irritating. Is there a way to a self-production no longer rejoicing in its naif and “flea-bitten” look?
1 W&Co. (limo) Bench by Wyssem Nochi; at “79Au” (Ventura Lambrate) the artist from Lebanon exhibited his works between art and design.
2The Italian company Formabilio presented at Designersblock (OCA) the eCommerce section of the platform.
3 Spiline Domadesign, componible bookshelves produced by Francesco Castiglione Morelli and Stella Berton, flexible an easy to reconfigure thanks to the rotating structural joint (Fabbrica del Vapore).
4 Mash-Up Collection by Diederik Schneemann (Autofficina at Ventura Lambrate) explores the endless possibilities offered by 3D Printing.