Emerging innovative techniques inspired by the  avant-garde are proving more than ever the world of art and technology can collaborate to produce astonishing design results.

VULCAN | The world’s largest 3D-printed architectural pavilion

Unveiled during Beijing design week 2015, the world’s largest 3D-printed architectural pavilion hosts an abundance of geometric quirks and resembles a shape aesthetically akin to a mushroom cloud. With a fine detail of web-like filaments stretching between triangular apertures, the guinness world record award winning design spans overhead visitors in an arched configuration.

VULCAN | The world’s largest 3D-printed architectural pavilion

Strategically positioned within the central atrium of the high-tech commercial/office complex of parkview green. The three-dimensional installation takes precedent from long-term research in the spatial form of cocoons, striving to produce artistic reinterpretation the LCD team state;

‘In extrapolating the form from the cocoon’s biological parent body, we seek to combine the 3D printing and spatial construction processes with the activities at the Beijing international design week. it will create an open plan ‘parent body’ that can accommodate various activities for the public.’ (Design Boom, 2015)

Akris & VOJD Studio | 3D Printed Rings

Parading the runways of Paris Fashion Week, Swiss fashion brand Akris and VOJD Studios embrace the synergy between luxury and progression.

Naoshima Pavilion | Kagawa, Japan

Drawing inspiration from Sou Fujimoto’s Naoshima Pavilion, a mammoth seven-meter polyhedron geometric structure unveiled in Japan last year. Creative Director Albert Kriemler’s obsession with futurism is apparent through his electric mix of architectural 3D printed rings.

Akris & VOJD Studio | 3D Printed Rings

The cosmic array of silver and polyamide pieces are constructed from SLS 3D printing. The succinctly of their unprecedented shapes and angular forms ensure each piece is unique, rich with detail.

Octavio Asensio | Wall Hangers

Adding a twist of excitement to the world of wall decor, Madrid-based designer Octavio Asensio’s wall hangers avoid the prosaic of routine decor. Providing character to a stretch of empty space, the abstruse 3D geometric objects transform into a defining piece of wall jewellery.(Design Milk, 2015).

Amy C | Quad Bangle

SHOP AMY C

Embracing a temperament of savviness whilst exploring the exoticism of traditional architecture. The 3D printed  “Quad Bangle” by Amy C is part of the pioneering “Elements” collection. The designs elaborate forms express the character, spirit and national ideals of Chinese heritage.

Bon Jewellery

EXPLORE BON

Adopting a traditional technique of forming metal with new technology to create his collections. Bongsang Cho works display the contrast between structural forms and natural beauty. Fusing the latest laser welding and damascene technique, a geometric flair is apparent through his  elaborate workings on metals.

Lyne Maclachlan

DISCOVER DARING DESIGNS WITH LYNNE MACLACHLAN

With an alluring narrative of vibrant geometric forms revealing ephemeral, shimmering optical patterns, Lyne Maclachlan pushes the boundaries of design, art and fashion. With each staple piece 3D printed into nylon, hand dyed and accented with Swarovski crystals.

As the pioneers of modern technology continue to emerge, the gravitation towards three-dimensional objects is intensifying. From prisms to pyramids the myriad of intricate forms is rapidly confronting traditional design and conformity. 

References

De Zeen Magazine (2014) Rather than slotting onto chains, these 3D-printed pendants by Italian designer Maria Jennifer Carew hang from the edge of the wearer’s clothing (+ slideshow). [Online] Available at http://Http://www.dezeen.com/2014/01/25/3d-printed-jewellery-by-maria-jennifer-carew-clips-onto-garments/ [Accessed 2016]

Design Boom (2015) VULCAN: the world’s largest 3D-printed architectural pavilion [Online] Available at http://Http://www.designboom.com/architecture/vulcan-beijing-design-week-bjdw-largest-3d-printed-architectural-pavilion-parkview-green-10-07-2015/ [Accessed 2016]

Design Milk (2015) 3D PRINTED JEWELRY INSPIRED BY A POLYHEDRON GEOMETRIC STRUCTURE [Online] Available at http://Http://design-milk.com/3d-printed-jewelry-inspired-polyhedron-geometric-structure/ [Accessed 2016]

Design Milk (2015) GANCHO: A COLLECTION OF GEOMETRIC WALL HANGERS [Online] Available at http://Http://design-milk.com/gancho-collection-geometric-wall-hangers/ [Accessed 2016]

Design Milk (2015) Geometric-wall-hangers/ [Online] Available at http://Http://design-milk.com/gancho-collection-geometric-wall-hangers/ [Accessed 2016]

L’Officiel Magazine  (2015) What’s Contemporary? [Online] Available at http://Www.lofficial.com [Accessed 2015]

Wallpaper (2015) What is contemporary?: Gucci ponders big questions at Shanghai’s Minsheng

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/art/no-longer-not-yet-gucci-explores-the-contemporary-at-shanghais-minsheng-art-museum-shanghai#GE0X0StDEb2FqLAc.99 [Online] Available at http://What is contemporary?: Gucci ponders big questions at Shanghai’s Minsheng

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/art/no-longer-not-yet-gucci-explores-the-contemporary-at-shanghais-minsheng-art-museum-shanghai#GE0X0StDEb2FqLAc.99 [Accessed 2015]