The third nominee of the i.materialise Designer of the Year Award is Isaie Bloch and the founder of Eragatory, the name of his atelier with a focus on Design for 3D printing and creative fabrication.Isaie Bloch made some really great designs in different materials such as brass, silver and multicolor. He already worked together with big names in the industry and just three weeks ago he won the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award at the 3D Printshow.
“After receiving my first master degree in experimental architecture (with distinction), in 2008, at Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Ghent, Belgium,I joined the postgraduate program Excessive in 2010 lead by Hernan Diaz Alonso in Austria, where I gained my second master degree (again with with distinction).”
“My research and design ambitions focus on the correlation between craftsmanship and 3D printing within several creative domains including Architecture, Fashion and Plastic arts. Using digital tools as a new set of brushes within the plastic arts, my designs (reaching from sculptures to utensils with a ornamental character) always focus on the geometrical capacities of what 3D printing has to offer as a production technique. Not because it is a new medium but because it offers me a very specific set of geometry to work with. According to that, none of my work can be produced trough other means then 3D printing.”
“From 2008 on I have been working with Nick Ervinck in the field of hyperrealism exposing in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Dubai and the USA, creating a huge range of art-pieces reaching from small prints, to 3D printed sculptures and huge hand manufactured installations. Currently I’m working under my own label ‘Eragatory’, he has been collaborating together with a wide range of customers and several Artists, like Iris van Herpen in the design and production of 3D printed sculptures and products.”