OCC: 3D Printing Exhibition

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

3D Printing
In Art, Architecture, Fashion, Product Design and Science

15 December 2014 – 18 February 2015

The first major exhibition in Greece dedicated to examining the groundbreaking possibilities of the medium.

Exhibition

An excitingly approachable exhibition which allowed visitors to explore current possibilities and future directions of 3-D technology across myriad applications. A programme of workshops was devised to de-mystify the technology and show how its fundamental blurring of designer, producer and consumer will leave its print on all our lives.

We secured the loan of some historically important objects, e.g. one of the world’s first 3D printed chairs; Fosters + Partners designs for a 3D printed moon base, and the first fully lifelike model of the human heart. The exhibition proved so popular that it was extended for six weeks.

The exhibition, talks and workshops showed how:

  • 3D printing is transforming scientific research and medical techniques and is already used in everyday commercially available products (often in conjunction with more traditionally produced materials).
  • The increased uptake of readily available or recycled materials allowed by the technology will reduce our consumption of scarce resources and lower our carbon footprint.
  • 3D printing creates new possibilities for combining traditional craft principles with limitless customisation will transform creative freedom.
  • The technology’s fundamental blurring of designer, producer and consumer will leave its print on all our lives.

Participants

Architecture
Brian Peters (USA), DUS Architects (The Netherlands), Foster + Partners (UK), IAAC – Sofoklis Giannakopoulos (Spain), RenJie Huang (Taiwan)

Art
Danny Van Ryswyk (The Netherlands), Michael Eden (UK), John Rainey (Ireland), Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (UK)

Science & Health
3D – OM (UK), MHOX and CHP (Italy), Dr Richard Arm, Nottingham Trent University – (UK), Robohand (USA), Jorhe Lopes (Brazil)

Fashion
ByAMT Inc (USA), Char Ha Lee (UK), Ejing Zhang (UK), Gabriela Lingenza (UK), Maiko Gubler (Germany), Pia Hinze (Germany), Silvia Weidenbach (Germany), Antonis Kiourktsis (Greece)

Furniture & Product
Andreas Schulz (Germany), Assa Ashcuach (UK), FormNation (USA), In Flexions (France), Patrick Jouin in collaboration with Materialise (France/Belgium), Peter Donders (Belgium), Studio Dirk Vander Kooji (The Netherlands), WertelOberfell in collaboration with Materialise (Germany/Belgium), Tseng Wei Lun (Taiwan)

Curation

Double Decker

Organisation

OCC Communication & Marketing Department: Afroditi Panagiotakou, Marianna Platyrrachou

Coordination

OCC: Elisavet Pantazi

Exhibition Design & Supervision

Parmenides, Longuépée

3D printers: Anima

Additional support: 3Doodler & Chocedge

Photographs by Anna Stathaki

Facts

25 artists, designers & scientists from 11 countries

80 objects & video works

Exhibition opening attended by 2,500 visitors

14,000 visitors over the course of the exhibition

20 workshops & talks by award-winning designers & scientists

3D Printing Entrance

3D Printing Entrance

3D Printing Exhibition Shot

3D Printing Exhibition Shot

Danny Van Ryswyk

Danny Van Ryswyk

Gabriela Lingenza

Gabriela Lingenza

Studio Dirk van der Kooij

Studio Dirk van der Kooij

Michael Eden

Michael Eden

John Rainey

John Rainey

In Flexions

In Flexions

Pia Hinze

Pia Hinze

FormNation/Andreas Schulz

FormNation/Andreas Schulz

Ejing Zhang

Ejing Zhang

The Fetus 3D Project

The Fetus 3D Project

Workshop Lab

Workshop Lab

Workshop Lab

Workshop Lab

Workshop Lab

Workshop Lab

3D Printing Brochure

3D Printing Brochure

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