[ digimorphé ] exhibits at DesignSchenken in Lucerne, Switzerland

Visit [ digimorphé ] at DesignSchenken in Lucerne. From Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of December 2015 I will exhibit together with other Swiss designers in the Creative Hub design tent located in front of "Sphinx Lichttechnik", Bundesstrasse 28.  I would be very happy to see you there in person!

Friday 4th December at 5 PM you are also invited to participate to a special Meet & Greet” with the designers.

For more information visit www.designschenken.ch and www.creativehub.ch.

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New desktop 3D printer

This month there was a new addition to my workspace: an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer. I already have an Ultimaker Original that I assembled in a workshop at FabLab Zürich more than two years ago and that still works like a charm, but since I use it so much I needed a second one. I decided to stick with Ultimaker, that still is open source. I went for the small model that comes with a very practical travel case, so that now I have a portable 3D printer that is easy to carry to fairs, events and workshops.

My desktop 3D printers are essential for my work as digital artisan: I use them to print out the prototypes of my pieces. Even if the shapes are visible from any angle and measurable on the computer screen, for me it’s key to be able to hold physical objects in my hands and to test the fit of the jewels on the body. The ability to quickly switch from the digital to the analog model and back is one of the great strengths and advantages of working with digital design and fabrication.

Unboxing of my new Ultimaker 2Go

Unboxing of my new Ultimaker 2Go

My Ultimaker Original

My Ultimaker Original

[ digimorphé ] at Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich, Switzerland

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure to give a talk about [ digimorphé ] at the Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/de/HW-Startup-Zurich). The location could not be more appropriate: the Meetup was hosted at FabLab Zürich, an association I support from the beginning, being a member since November 2012 (http://zurich.fablab.ch).
In this inspiring rooms full of digital fabrication tools and imbued with the maker spirit I had very interesting talks with other fellow founders. Thank you to the organizers for inviting me, I will follow this Meetup in the future!

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich (photo by Pirates Hub)

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich (photo by Pirates Hub)

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich

Hardware Startup Zürich Meetup at FabLab Zürich

Trip to Milan, Italy

Last week I traveled to Milan for an update regarding the current state-of-the-art in the world of digital fabrication and to gather new ideas. 

I visited 3DPrint Hub (3dprinthub.it), a new event dedicated to 3D printing. Not only there were various companies producing hardware, software, materials and services related to 3D printing, also research institutes and Fab Labs presented their work. There was also a very rich lecture program with speakers from different fields and disciplines related to digital fabrication.

On Thursday evening I moved to the city center for attending the opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto” (www.reprogrammed-art.cc), curated by Serena Cangiano, Davide Fornari and Azalea Seratoni, and promoted by SUPSI Laboratory of Visual Culture. The project involved a group of digital artists in the process of reprogramming artworks by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that pioneered the introduction of technology and of an algorithmic approach in the process of artistic production. The exhibition combined some aspects that I am really interested in, showed artworks of some of my favorite artists and friends were there. This was only topped by the fact that the curators decided to wear [ digimorphé ] jewels for the opening: what a great honor!

3DPrint Hub: where digital artisans meet

3DPrint Hub: where digital artisans meet

3DPrint Hub:  research work in the field of new materials for 3D printing by Più LAB of Politecnico di Milano

3DPrint Hub:  research work in the field of new materials for 3D printing by Più LAB of Politecnico di Milano

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art"

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art": curator wearing [ digimorphé ]

Opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art": curator wearing [ digimorphé ]

Lift Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

Last week I had the chance and pleasure to participate in person to the Lift Conference in Geneva, an event dedicated to innovation and digital technologies that gathered more than 1200 people from 37 countries (http://liftconference.com/lift15).

I had a booth for displaying [ digimorphé ] products to the public and this gave me the possibility to engage in many interesting discussions with people from different backgrounds and industries. I also held a workshop entitled “Digital Jewellery Lab” that allowed me to share my experience with the community.

Thank you very much to the organizers and the participants of the conference: I spent three awesome days in Geneva and went home with new ideas and renewed energy!

Lift Conference location at CICG Geneva

Lift Conference location at CICG Geneva

Lecture by artist and coder Jürg Lehni

Lecture by artist and coder Jürg Lehni

My booth

My booth

On stage

On stage

Screenshot from my workshop

Screenshot from my workshop

Participation to the Lift Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

Next week, from 4th to 6th February 2015, I will participate to the Lift Conference in Geneva, one of Europe’s key events about innovation and digital technologies (http://liftconference.com/lift15). 
For the three days [ digimorphé ] products will be on display and sale in a booth located in the „Lift Experience“ section.
On Friday the 6th in the afternoon I will hold a workshop dedicated to digital fabrication where the participants will design their personal piece of jewelry ready to be 3D printed (http://liftconference.com/lift15/workshops/digital-jewellery-lab).
I’m looking forward to this event, meeting people from all over the world and sharing my experience.

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