3D printing in the cloud: a new chapter in the history of design

Towards a New Era of Design 2.0

Posted By on Apr 17, 2012 |

Particule 14 and Sculpteo have chosen to explore together the potential for diversity of 3D-printing technology. They present the result of this unique collaboration at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan the all week.

Both Sculpteo and Particule 14 are taking part in an event called France Design and an exhibition called Material Matters 2 which is a dedicated space to design and architecture at Milan.

The introduction of 3D printing in the cloud marks a new chapter in the history of design. We call it Design 2.0 and it has a lot to see with on demand e-manufacturing.

“We want design to be at the heart of our business as much as the 3D printing technology which we are developing all the time. From having unveiled new collaborations with designers at Milan Design Week demonstrates how this technology is no longer a technology just for geeks, but a new way to produce bespoke objects. Now designers can easily integrate the 3D Printing revolution into their business. Design and technology work very much in conjunction with one another and the era of mass customization is now very much becoming a reality.” says Clément Moreau, co-founder and CEO of Sculpteo.

As you know, Sculpteo launched in January a smartphone application which lets the user customize objects directly in the app. Each of the designs available in the app have been conceived by professional designers and can be personalized and ordered. Objects are 3D printed on-demand in our own facilities.

Particule 14 comprises a group of nine designers: Marie-Christine Dorner, Cédric Martineaud, Normal Studio, Patrick Nadeau, Marc Brétillot, Mathilde Brétillot, François Azambourg, Fx Balléry, Germain Bourré. They have collaborated with us to explore the potential for diversity of 3D printing technologies. Objects are presented for the first time ever at the Milan Design Week, starting tonight.

The Sculpteo team took for you pictures of the exhibition a few minutes before the event started. For more pictures of the event, take a look on our album on Facebook.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan starts tonight and ends on Sunday. Each day of the Salone, we will present you two of the nine designs created by the designers of Particule 14. A great time to focus on nine designers and their personal vision on 3D printing and the future of design.

Particule 14’s designs are already available on the Sculpteo iPhone/iPad app, with the designs of Jean-Louis Fréchin from NoDesign who was the first to take part to the Sculpteo App. The application is free to download on the AppStore. Try it and share your reactions in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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