The Factory of the Future, Group Exhibition
3D Printing, The factory of the future, Lieu du Design (centre for Design), Paris This exhibition dedicated entirely to 3D printing technology was billed as “the first in France wholly devoted to exploring the interdisciplinary and multifaceted topic of 3D printing technology and its undeniable influence on everything from industry, to economics, to creative and social issues, demonstrated to the public through achievements in the fields of 3D design, 3D printed architecture, 3D printed fashion, health, research and 3D printed food. The “3D Printing, the Factory of the Future” exhibition was created as a partnership between the Center for Design and the renowned Centre Pompidou. The Center for Design is located in the 19th district of Paris and promotes industrial and design and eco-design within France's economic sector, the 3D Printing exhibit was intended “to show both the general public, and private and public sector decision-makers how 3D printing technology, alongside digital design tools, will definitively change how we live, design, create and consume.” A second goal of the three-month-long 3D printing exhibition in Paris was “to raise awareness about the need to develop a wide-reaching national strategy to make up for France’s perceived ‘falling behind’ in the global digital manufacturing field” The 3D printing exhibition included a range of 3D printing projects by various international 3D designers and artists. “These included Ron Arad’s 3D printed D-Frames eyewear collection; Lilian van Daal’s ‘soft’ 3D printed biomimicry chair; the Armure 3D printed clutch by Maison 203; and 3D printed gold jewelry by Lionel T Dean, to name just a few.” (Lieu du Design 2016). Dean contributed seven jewellery projects in direct metal gold and titanium to the exhibition.
Citation : Dean, L.T. (2016) 3D Printing, The factory of the future exhibition, Lieu du Design (centre for Design), Paris, 2016.
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
- School of Design