Most products you use have seen more of the world then you have yourself. Assembled in super-sized factories in massive quantities they are then shipped to all the corners of the globe. However, as technologie develops, local production becomes more accessible. How do we produce close to home and what do we need as designers and makers to speed up this process? During this DDMP event we highlight designers that are trying to change the system by democratising the access to quality design and thinking of new ways to manufacture products using the newest tools en technologies.
AMBER JAE SLOOTEN – THE FABRICANT
Across disciplines, Amber Jae Slooten works with the body, animation and digital fashion design. She is co-founder of The Fabricant, a digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing. As a company of creative technologists they envision a future where fashion transcends the physical body, and our digital identities permeate daily life to become the new reality. The Fabricant designed a digital couture piece that is one-of-a-kind, being a token on the blockchain that can be collected and traded. The garment can switch owners (without them touching it) and will be fitted to everyone accordingly – without wasting anything but data. Anyone can own it, anyone can wear it, anyone can by front-row.
LEA PAUW – CARRY ON
Fashion designers Lea Pauw and Noelle As created a bag collection out of old paintings. By using digital programmes as Lectra Modaris and CLO 3D, it was possible to combine handcraft and history with the digital world. Lea: ‘Once you make a cut in the painting in real life you can’t go back, but in the digital program there was space to experiment with this before making the actual product.’ Lea will tell us about different approaches tot the design stage and how we can produce efficiently with recycled materials by using 3D design.
JORIS VAN TUBERGEN – DIGITAL FABRICATION
Joris van Tubergen is responsible for some of the most groundbreaking, 3D-printed installations ever made and a pioneer in the field of affordable 3D printing. In keeping with the ethos of the Maker Movement, the designer considers the 3D printer as a tool for digital fabrication and experiments with cost-effective techniques to push the envelope of product design. He will share his knowledge on 3D printing and highlight special projects such as the digital scans of clay portraits he created made by plantation workers in Congo, an assignment for artist Renzo Martens.
PEGGY BANNENBERG – 3D PRINTED JEWELRY
Designer Peggy Bannenberg has transformed the craft of goldsmith into digital and affordable jewelry produced by a 3D printer. She sees the added value of 3D printing to make sure no material is thrown away: only where material is needed, it is printed. She works on demand, creating bracelets, ear rings and necklaces. Peggy also shares her knowledge and experience at Makerversity Amsterdam. What are the possibilities and limits of 3D printing and how do you translate esthetics into a 3D printed design? This morning Peggy will share her process, work and expertise with us.
CECILIA RASPANTI – TEXTILELAB AMSTERDAM
Cecilia Raspanti works as designer at Waag. She is involved in Fablab Amsterdam. As a fashion/textile designer and digital fabrication expert, she initiated the TextileLab Amsterdam in 2016. Here she develops open source, ethical and sustainable ways of manufacturing textiles. Her main interest consists in creating digital translations of old craft techniques to create new fashionable and innovative materials. Cecilia also started her own label, Ceciilya, for which her latest collection was based on invertebrates and small living organisms, in which decorative patterns become structural elements of the garments. She will share her experience with manipulating and creating fabrics by using digital tools and technologies.
What is Distributed Design? Meet a new field emerging from the intersection of two global trends: the Maker Movement and the digitisation of the design discipline. Creative individuals have access to digital tools that allow them to design, produce and fabricate products themselves and easily connect to a global network of tools and collaborators: the Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP). Distributed Design is a new approach to design which utilises global connectivity to move data, instead of product.
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