This weeks designer spotlight features Anne Van Langendonck, a Belgian architect who’s finding a new outlet for jewelry design via 3D printing! She has not one but two Shapeways shops! We are highlighting Noet – Jewelry from the sky below, but Designed by Isis is her other shop that’s worth checking out.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I am a young Belgian architect who loves to design at a large and at a smaller scale.
What’s the story behind your designs? What inspires you?
Everything can inspire me, from an everyday object to a particular form or line. What inspired me to design the Noet collection was actually my own polygon pendant. It reminded me of the view of the constellations when you connect the stars.
What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?
My professor of CAD told us about Shapeways during class. I was very enthusiastic and that night I opened my own Shapeways shop. A couple years later, I still love it!
How did you learn how to design in 3D?
At university and a lot of things I found out myself.
Who are your favorite designers or artists? Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?
In the beginning I was impressed by Nervous System (it was the example our professor told about), but I figured out they had a completely different way of designing. So I now try to create my own style.
If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?
People are always thinking about printing houses. But as an architect working in a difficult climate and a world that needs energy efficient buildings, I know we still have a long way to go.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS SHOP:
- Great, simple photography
- An idea born in another shop, opened this one to have it’s own theme
- Nice branding
- Nice overall theme