What's the story behind your designs? What inspires you?
In most cases, each design has its own unique story. The inspiration comes from many sources but I am usually motivated by love, positive feelings and wishes and reflections on life. When designing, I am further inspired by nature but I also try to incorporate architecture and geometry. I like designing products with organic features, which are soft and user-friendly.
What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?
Shapeways allows designers to be real alchemists, empowering them to turn mere ideas into real objects. I wanted to realize some of my own ideas without the added cost of building a workshop.
How did you learn how to design in 3D?
I was taught at school, practiced a lot, made many creations, and learned from my mistakes. It took some time to learn how to do it right, but it is as I said mostly trial and error; if you want to learn you need to start doing it.
How do you promote your work?
I believe that the works themselves promote me, especially if I do my best. I trust in the ideas, I make the investment to realize them and time to present them well. If I make great work, I publish it online and try to connect with editors and expect for people to see it and contact me.
Who are your favorite designers or artists?
I am fan of furniture designers Joe Colombo, Verner Panton and Marco Zanuso. In the Shapeways community, I am especially moved by those who make sculptures, sacred geometry and super-complex shapes that are normally impossible with other production technologies.
If you weren't limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?
I would make larger pieces such as furniture and when the technology allows it, I would make more complex designs that permit usage of multiple materials and pre-made electronic components.
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