Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

Milan Design Week opens with the most beautiful 3D printed house yet

Milan Design Week 2018, or Salone Del Mobile Milano, is in full swing in the global taste-making capital of Northern Italy. This week, in an exhibit made for 3D printing enthusiasts with an eye for architecture, UK design firm Arup and Italy’s CLS Architetti put the finishing touches on the 3D HOUSING 05 project – a 100 square […]

Egyptian Civilisations brought to life for the BBC at Fab Lab Warrington

Egyptian artifacts discovered in the Valley of the Kings have been faithfully recreated by 3D printing at Fab Lab Warrington. A series of canopic jars, used to preserve organs for the afterlife, and other ancients objects were made as part of a festival held by the BBC that saw museums up and down the country come […]

3D printing brings V&A sculptures to patients at Great Ormond Street

Sculptures from London’s leading art and design museum, the V&A, have been brought to young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), through 3D printing. Working with GOSH Arts programme the V&A ran 3D printing workshops with children treated in isolation for bone marrow transplants. Remixing V&A sculptures in hospital beds 3D scans of V&A sculptures from […]

3D printing brings V&A sculptures to patients at Great Ormond Street

Sculptures from London’s leading art and design museum, the V&A, have been brought to young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), through 3D printing. Working with GOSH Arts programme the V&A ran 3D printing workshops with children treated in isolation for bone marrow transplants. Remixing V&A sculptures in hospital beds 3D scans of V&A sculptures from […]

3D printed art on display in Google and Joris Laarman exhibitions

This week sees two pertinent exhibitions involving digital design, cultural heritage and 3D printing open to the public. In Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum, 10 3D printed ceramic vases bearing the name of 10 culturally significant objects or concepts have gone on permanent display to visitors. This experimental exhibit, entitled Future Relics, was organized by CSMVS, Google […]

Large-scale 3D printed sculptures to debut at York Mediale, a new digital art festival

As part of the York Mediale festival 2018, British-Colombian artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez will exhibit a new series of large-scale 3D printed sculptures examining the future of manufacturing, digital fabrication and the creative potential of 3D printing. Plummer-Fernandez has designed his pieces using a mixture of scripted algorithms and 3D software. They will be manufactured by […]

Dippy the dinosaur heads into 21st Century with 3D printing and scanning

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London’s Diplodocus carnegii model is touring the UK, and it will be accompanied by two 3D printed replicas of its skull. The two 3D printed resin models of Dippy, as the dinosaur is affectionately known, were 3D printed by Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE), a rapid prototyping service bureau based […]

3D printed replicas of 1500 year old Buddhist statues open to public

3D printed reproductions of three ancient Buddhist statues have been put on display to the public in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Replicas of the three statues from the Yungang Grottoes, measuring six, ten and six meters respectively, were scanned and 3D printed by conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute, Qingdao Publishing Group and […]

Dubai combats ISIS destruction with 3D printed artefact reconstructions at UN HQ

When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wreaked havoc across regions of Syria and Iraq, they also destroyed countless Assyrian, Greek and Roman artefacts in museums and on site. In an effort to preserve the cultural heritage and archaeological sites of the region, institutes such as the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) are 3D […]