The industrial revolution was the revolution of engineers. Now designers build machines to create a new revolution. Designers are once more looking for ways to produce their work themselves. The latest technologies and equipment – 3D scanners, drawing programs and printers – allow us all to design and produce our own objects. These new machines are becoming ever more efficient and accessible, and knowledge and designs are being spread and shared through online networks. But strangely enough, these production methods recall a more traditional form of craftsmanship. They offer an alternative to mass production and consumption, but also to a sustainable economy.
It’s that time of the year again. Lots of creatives seeking comfort in of Milan’s most creative quartiere, Lambrate, to show their most off-the-wall work. Again this year, Belgian’s Z33 comes with three interesting projects that continue on last year’s theme: crossing borders between art and engineering. A trend that is currently all around us, where we see a sustainability and craftsmanship on the rise in a DIY and grassroots way.
Ventura Lambrate 2012 will take place from April 17 – April 22, 2012 during the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Photo © Thomas Maincent – Spiderfarm