StudioBRAD at MAD: Shapeways Designers in Residence

This week StudioBRAD, the designers behind the Victoria’s Secret 3D Printed wings are the Shapeways Designers in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.

studio Brad at MAD

While at MAD they will be undertaking a project 3D scanning and 3D Printing objects from the Out Of Hand using Skanect to 3D scan and Formlabs 3D Printers.

INSTANT COLLECTIBLE envisions a future design interface in which forms are spontaneously generated by a portable 3d scanner. A wide range of publicly accessible objects will be scanned from a variety of sources around the site of the Museum of Arts and Design, from local jewelry stores to museums, delis, and even the MAD itself, while the limitations of the scanning technology produces inevitable glitches and inaccurate forms. These glitches will be explored in the fabrication of interactive lighting systems & accessories. Scanning and replicating found items challenges contemporary notions of public space, copyright law, and material practice. Radical new technologies, including 3d printing, scanning, and visual recognition, are becoming available to the consumer public that are taking the practice of design away from desktop computer setups and into daily life. 

You can check out scans as they start uploading them to their StudioBRAD Shapeways shop over the coming week. 

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