This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, a young Shapie from the northwest, with a shop full of imaginative, original prints that remind us how fun 3D printing really can be.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Zach, and I am (possibly) the youngest Shapie ever. I am 13 years old and live in Seattle, Washington, where I am in eighth grade. I have experience in 3D modeling, basic game design, digital art, and movie making.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Iza Grun, the jewelry artist with wanderlust and a serious eye for capturing natural forms and translating them into wearable art.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Hi, I'm Iza and half a year ago I founded IZ4 fine art jewellery. Right after graduating as an architect in Bucharest, I started working in Brussels, Antwerp, and then in Ghent, for 4 years - as a designer for the Wim Delvoye studio. Currently based in Berlin, I plan a future move to a hot sunny place somewhere in South Asia. I love the fact that Shapeways makes it possible for people like me to live and work wherever they choose, while being able to run their business and make their ideas come to life.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Daphne Lameris, the industrial design engineer who started with Shapeways by redesigning a favorite ring once lost.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I’m 21 years old. I study Industrial Design Engineering at Twente University in Enschede, the Netherlands. In August 2013 I got my bachelor degree. In 2015 I hope to get my master degree with a specialization in Emerging Technology Design.
What is the geometry behind leaves, starfish, flowers, clouds, waves, honeycombs, seashells or the human body and movement?
This week Daniela Bertol, the Shapeways Designer in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, will explore the geometric laws behind natural forms to recreate them as parametric digital models, which will be fabricated using the formlabs 3D printers. Several of the digital models will be developed from the explorations of Daniela's book Form Geometry Structure: from Nature to Design. Each day of the residency will be devoted to a different "bioform" developed from a parametric associated software and 3D printed. Several yoga postures performed by the designer will be 3D scanned and 3D printed, providing 3D digital/printed models of frozen movements.