OCC: 3D Printing

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


The first major exhibition in Greece dedicated to examining the ground-breaking possibilities of the medium. Featuring 25 participants from 11 countries – from multiple disciplines – the exhibition not only explored the impact of a much-vaunted new technology, but challenged audiences to think about the role advancements can play in wider society.


We secured the loan of multiple historically important objects, including 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. Overall the exhibition tackled a number of topics, from the role of 3D printing in lowering our carbon footprint to the power of limitless customisation.


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 of our lives. Speakers and workshop hosts included furniture designer Assa Ashuach, jewellery designer Silvia Weidenbach and Barcelona-based studio BlaBlabLAB.


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


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)


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)

  • 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

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