Two creations by [ digimorphé ] have been selected for the "Artistar Jewels Exhibition" that will take place from December 17th to 21st at Spazio Maimeri in Milan, Corso Cristoforo Colombo 15. The vernissage is on Friday 19th December at 7 PM. Stop by if you are in the area!
Last Saturday I had the pleasure to participate to “The Designer is Present” event at "GRIS, Alliance des Créateurs" in Zurich. Thank you Antonio and Claudia for the delicious home made biscuits and Glühwein as well as to the designers of the other labels and to the visitors for the nice talks!
[ digimorphé ] is one of the selected labels that will participate to “The Designer is Present” event at "GRIS, Alliance des Créateurs", the concept store I am part of, situated in the heart of Zurich on Europaallee 33. The event will take place next Saturday 13th December, from 10 to 18. Freely inspired by the famous piece “The Artist is Present” by performance artist Marina Abramovic, the designers will be present in the store all day, sitting on a chair: in this case talking to the designers is not only allowed but explicitly welcomed.
To greet everyone there will be Glühwein, biscuits and mandarins. Last but not least: for that day only the selected labels will offer 10% on their products.
Last week I had the pleasure to participate for the first time to the blickfang International Design Exhibition at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. It was a splendid opportunity to introduce my label to many Swiss design lovers and make the local people aware that they also have a digital artisan in town now.
From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 November 2014 [ digimorphé ] products will be on display and sale at blickfang International Design Exhibition at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. You can find me in booth 1.045, see you there!
Visit http://www.blickfang.com/blickfang/en/exhibitions/zurich for more information.
As announced in the last post, [ digimorphé ] collaborated with the brand Marc Stone for the Mode Suisse show in Geneva, one of the main appointments on the fashion calendar in Switzerland. To reflect and enhance the central themes of the collection, we decided to produce some garment details and accessories digitally designed exclusively for the event. The trapeze as one of the key elements of the collection was chosen as basic shape and the pieces were custom produced by [ digimorphé ] on a DIY Ultimaker 3D printer in order to break the perfection of the geometrical forms, allowing the machine to create errors on purpose, emphasizing one of the leading motifs of the Marc Stone SS 2015 collection. Before the runway show some selected pieces with the 3D printed details sewn on them were exhibited in the professional showroom held in Pavillon Sicli in Geneva, the location of the Mode Suisse Edition 6, attracting fashion experts and general public alike.
I’m very happy to announce that [ digimorphé ] is collaborating with the awarded Swiss clothing brand Marc Stone, based in Zurich and with an international presence in Paris, Milan, New York, Berlin and Seoul (visit http://www.marc-stone.ch).
Creativity, design and innovation go hand in hand at Marc Stone in every collection. Out of this need of constant search for new techniques Marc Stone drew to a collaboration with [ digimorphé ]. As a result, 3D printing has been incorporated to create and produce some garment details for the Marc Stone SS15 collection.
[ digimorphé ] provides Marc Stone with the knowledge of parametric design and digital craftsmanship. Additive manufacturing is used to create unique pieces for the clothes: interesting geometrical constructions, buttons and accessories specially created for the runway.
The collaboration will see the light for the first time during the next Mode Suisse show in Geneva on October 10th: http://www.modesuisse.com/edition6-geneva.html.
Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak about [ digimorphé ] and the advantages of digital and parametric design combined with digital fabrication technologies at the Fashion & Luxury Sustainability Summer School, an international program run by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW - School of Business). The program was open to Swiss and international students and professionals for learning about cutting-edge research and management best practices towards a sustainable industry future. My case study, together with the ones presented by the other lecturers Davide Fornari, Serena Cangiano, Zoe Romano and Amanda Montanari, showed the disruptive potential of new models for production, distribution and selling within an ecosystem where open code, collaboration and bottom up innovation are becoming widespread.
From the 23th to the 25th of May, as it is becoming a yearly tradition, Zurich districts 4 and 5 located on both sides of Langstrasse had been the chosen destinations for design lovers during the event Kreislauf 4+5. Of course also the new concept store GRIS on Europaallee was part of it, and together with other designers I had the pleasure to help out our wonderful store managers Antonio and Claudia during the weekend.
I was also happy that 3D printed Augmented Tridiminished Icosahedra from [ digimorphé ] were selected by GRIS to be among the “Objects of desire" for Kreislauf 4+5 and were also worn as accessories by the salespersons: they were a great starting point for many interesting discussions with the clients!
Below some impressions from the exhibition dedicated to Consuelo Keller aka [ digimorphé ] at the gallery OHMYBLUE in Venice.
The location was a very beautiful gallery designed by Studio Tencalla and located in Campo San Tomà in the heart of Venice. The founder Elena Rizzi managed to create a very special store with a fine selection of unique pieces of contemporary jewelry and selected accessories that has become a destination for lovers of good design.
Thank to the support of SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, I had an Ultimaker 3D printer to show part of the design process. I also 3D printed live brooches that illustrated the concept of “machine-made uniqueness”: each piece originated from the same digital file, but because of the small “errors” created by the machine producing them, each one was different from the other and therefore an individual piece.
The warm hospitality of Elena and her family, the great aperitivo for the opening and the discussions with many interesting and interested people made my stay in Venice one to remember.
If you are in Venice be sure to pay a visit to OHMYBLUE!
I am very happy to announce that from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th of May [ digimorphé ] will exhibit at the gallery OHMYBLUE in Venice.
I will present selected products and show the process of design and production of jewelry and accessories with a 3D printer in order to illustrate scenarios of digital craftsmanship and parametric design combined with the technologies for additive manufacturing. The event is supported by SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
OHMYBLUE is a gallery and a concept store devoted mainly to contemporary jewelry and unique accessories selected by the founder Elena Rizzi.
Open every day from 10 to 19
Campo San Tomà – San Polo 2865
On April 1st a festive media event was hold for the opening of the new concept store "GRIS, Alliance des Créateurs", situated in the heart of Zurich, on Europaallee 33.
Esther-Mirjam de Boer, chairwoman of the board of GRIS, Anita Martinecz Féher of the Business and Economic Development of the Canton of Zurich and store manager Antonio Merendino-Ruperez presented the project and the designers. In the welcoming setting with delicious food and beverages I had the chance to speak with some of the designers with whom I will share this adventure: I’m looking forward to it!