Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. (more…)

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Michael Eden’s 3D Printed Urns and Vases Inspired by European Antiques

The first question out of most people’s slack-jawed mouths upon seeing these for the first time is “what are they made of?” When told they’re made of sintered nylon using various 3D software programs and the latest 3D printing technology, they are blown away. So were we. Maker Michael Eden’s contemporary versions of classic porcelain and ceramic European antiques are as innovative as they are attractive. (more…)

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TERA : 3D Printed Sustainable Pods To Call Home Here on Earth

You might have read about New York City-based architecture firm Al SpaceFactory and their MARSHA, a 3D-printed habitat designed for life on Mars and winner of the $2.25 million prize purse from NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge back in 2015. Now, they’ve designed the TERA, a sustainable 3D-printed pod in which you can live in here on Earth. (more…)

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