This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Tom Dekyvere of Studiosinth, a sculptor turned 3D designer.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
Hi, I'm Tom the founder of Studiosinth. We are located in Belgium, but our goal is to be on the world wide web reaching every corner of the world with 3D printed objects.
What's the story behind your designs? What inspires you?
It started with a sculptural object that was practically unable to be made by hand with a small budget. So I scaled the objects down until they were tiny and modeled a ring underneath. The name Studiosinth comes from Sintering and Synthesizer and stands for the future, positiveness and parties!
What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?
Shapeways for me is the best online 3D printing community with democratic prices, good quality prints and helpful assistance. We visited the Eindhoven office and production facility with Studiosinth where we could see the models being made, it a superb experience which I recommend to everybody! (Ed note: There is actually a tour coming up on August 3rd you can RSVP on meetup.com!)
How did you learn how to design in 3D?
Autodidactic learning. There are so many tutorials for all the software like Blender and SketchUp that everybody can follow online. For creativity you'll not find a tutorial though.
How do you promote your work?
StudioSinth has a website and is waiting for people that order from our Shapeways shop to send us pictures of themselves wearing StudioSinth jewelry so we can create a collection of cool pics! You can also like us on Facebook.
Who are your favorite designers or artists?
That must be Daniel Widrig and Nick Ervinck. Ervinck's 3D printed sculptures are completely modeled by hand, are very complex and really inspiring!
Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?
Theo Jansen, he adds an extra dimension to a model with his techniques to make it move; it's amazing!
If you weren't limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?
I would like to print a complete city. Buildings printed in concrete with extremely detailed interiors, furniture, objects - imagine the forms you could create!
Anything else you want to share?
Yes! Let's try to build our future not only with new technology, but most importantly with a lot of love and respect for each other.
You can check out Studiosinth's awesome rings on the Studiosinth Shapeways Shop and be sure to send them a picture of you wearing it!