I've been obsessed with the work of Pussykrew for months, so it was such a pleasure to research, handle and exhibit their work at such a major cross-disciplinary event. What's particularly fascinating about their work is the way that they laboriously finish the pieces- which has attracted the attention of a lot of the 3D printing industry. A good finish is notoriously difficult to achieve from a 3D printer, so a lot of people regard Pussykrew's sanding, buffing and painting as 'cheating'. They're wrong though - these sculptural piece bridge the gap between digital and tangible - between virtual and physical.
Both Dorry Hsu & Ge Bai's work involves 3D printed accessories worn on the head and face. Dorry's masks are colourful, technical and incredible beautiful: inspired by the forms of beetles and insects, the collection (named 'The Aesthetic of Fear') demonstrates the incredible capabilities of 3D printing. I'm also thrilled to see her work being recognised more and more in recent months. Ge Bai's work was premiered at this year's graduate fashion week, and the 3D printed eyewear pieces were brilliantly juxtaposed by some very classic knitwear looks and lines.
This is only a very small selection of some of the incredible pieces that we managed to collect for our flagship 3D printing event in London (please contact me directly for more information). I'm currently working on our Paris show happening in a few weeks - after which we'll be in Berlin, New York, Madrid, San Fran, Dubai and a few more places. We'll also be running a series of high-level international conferences before the New Year - so keep an eye out.
Perhaps the best part of the exhibition was showing my Dad around though :-)