[ digimorphé ] at Maker Faire Zurich, Switzerland

I would like to thank the organizers of the first Maker Faire in Zurich for making this great event possible and for providing me with a unique exhibition space in the foyer of the Dynamo. I was very happy to be able to share my passion for digital design and 3D printing with so many interested people and wish that this event will become a yearly meeting point for all Swiss makers.

Venue of Maker Faire Zurich

Venue of Maker Faire Zurich

Maker Faire entrance

Maker Faire entrance

Makers and visitors

Makers and visitors

Attending my exhibition space

Attending my exhibition space

Detail of my exhibition space

Detail of my exhibition space

Robots as Design Tools

As a „Digital Artisan“ my tools change fast, and to stay up to date I regularly attend lectures, fairs and workshops. Recently robots often crossed my path and I discovered that not only my software and modeling skills are also suited to control robots, but that there are many intersections with what I do and interests me.

In May I attended a conference in Basel dedicated to "Applied Robotics in Art and Design Education“ (http://www.hyperwerk.ch/robotics/). A few weeks later in Milan, where I visited the „Technology Hub“ fair (http://www.technologyhub.it/en/), I met again a robot involved in an experimental project that explores robots as a powerful design tool for designers (http://robotrip.it). Finally last Saturday I participated in the “Kuka open traces” workshop organized by Caracol Design Studio and WeMake Fablab in Milan, where we were introduced to using Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools, to create designs that can be read and executed by an industrial Kuka robot (http://wemake.fikket.com/event/kuka-open-traces). The outcome was a parametric design then processed by the robot holding a pen: a nice example of a machine made work with a "hand made" touch. The limitations of the tools and the errors contributed to make the digitally designed and produced result particularly interesting, something I have also observed and explored in my 3D printed work.

Location of the robotics conference in Basel

Location of the robotics conference in Basel

Robotrip project at „Technology Hub“ fair in Milan

Robotrip project at „Technology Hub“ fair in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

“Kuka open traces” workshop in Milan

[ digimorphé ] at GRIS fashion show in Zurich, Switzerland

Last Thursday [ digimorphé ] was part of a moderate live fashion show at GRIS Alliance des Créateurs Suisses. There was a great intimate atmosphere, ideal to inaugurate the spring season. Thank you to the wonderful team at GRIS that made it happen!

Spring at GRIS

Spring at GRIS

[ digimorphé ] on display at GRIS

[ digimorphé ] on display at GRIS

Moderated fashion show at GRIS

Moderated fashion show at GRIS

[ digimorphé ] pieces at the fashion show

[ digimorphé ] pieces at the fashion show

The grat team of the fashion show at GRIS

The grat team of the fashion show at GRIS