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MGX E-volution brochure - 26 Pages

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Catalogue excerpts

Working with revolutionary 30 printing technologies and some of the lop designers from around the world, in- cluding Ank Levy. Hani Rashld. Patrick Jouin. and many others, MGX has created a collection of exceptional lighting objects, lumiture. interior goods and jewelry ac- Through the specific technologies of stereolithography and selective laser sintering, liquid or powder polymer is transformed into a solid state via laser beam, allow- ing for objects to be brought to life primarily as single pieces, without pints or seams, and wth the most as- tounding degree of detail in most cases. MGX crea- tions...

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.MGX by Materialise recently celebrated its fifth birthday and at that time, recognised a transition in its international market: the growing recognition of digital eminence and creation; the dissolution of interdisciplinary borders; the formation of a cross-market between art and design; and the development of an economic awareness that is engaged with social and environmental change. This transition reflects both micro and macro elements. Elements which envelop this year’s collection theme: “e-volution”. SOCIAL DIGITAL EVOLUTION In this age, we can no longer ignore our digital entanglement and...

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AESTHETICS AND DARWIN Aesthetics, as defined by Immanuel Kant (1790), is a sensory, emotional and intellectual judgment of beauty. Viewer interpretations of beauty possess two concepts: aesthetics and taste. Aesthetics is the philosophical notion of beauty, whereas taste is a result of education, social culture, and an awareness of elite class values. According to Kant, beauty is objective and universal, and thus, certain things are beautiful to everyone. Beauty, we have been told, is “in the eye of the beholder”. This is an aphorism which suggests that everyone or every product, no matter what...

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MASTERMINDING BEAUTY Intuitively, we would expect that beauty in a statistic deviation, would be found on the right extent, outside the center of a normal bell curve. The notion that top models are the best expression of the average and most balanced symmetry could seem too mundane. However, Galton’s experiment supports the idea that statistic deviation parameters applied to beauty, act with a regression towards the mean. This radical finding substantiates the possibility that beauty can be formulated, and defined in a mathematical order, with the mean perhaps illustrating the original intent...

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With their metalized nickel coated surfaces, these three vases appear as tornadoes and whirlpools in constant motion. Produced using stereolithography and selective laser sintering, they possess the ability to create and reflect the atmospherics of a place, both absorbing and transmitting light. LIMITED EDITION: 25 PIECES

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DESIGNED BY HANI RASHID Hani Rashid co-founded the award-winning, New York-based practice Asymptote Architecture with Lise Anne Couture in 1989. Asymptote has consistently been at the forefront of technological innovation in the field of architecture and design and garnered praise for visionary building designs, master plans, digital environments and art installations, as well as exhibition and product design. In 2000, Hani co-represented the United States at the 7th Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2004 he was awarded the Chair to the Cátedra Luis Barragán in Monterrey, Mexico. In that same...

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The supporting bone-like structure of the Wye.MGX coffee table represents the negative space of the gyroid. Its name stems from the description used by mathematicians of its Y-shaped junctions. Strong,

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DESIGNED BY BATHSHEBA GROSSMAN Bathsheba Grossman was born in 1966 in the USA. She received a degree in mathematics from Yale (1988), and then changed course to study art at the University of Pennsylvania (1993). She studied sculptural principles and metalworking with Erwin Hauer and Robert Engman, two mathematical sculptors who were both trained by Josef Albers. After several years’ of making bronze sculptures by traditional methods, Bathsheba switched in 1998 to CAD/CAM and began designing sculptures digitally for production by 3D printing. Since then she has been using many different technologies,...

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Based on an earlier prototype called the “Fractal-T”, the Fractal. MGX is a fully functional coffee table which derived from studies into the fractal growth patterns of trees. Reinforcing the growing bond between nature and mathematical formulas, the table is comprised of treelike stems which grow into smaller branches until they get very dense towards the top. single piece using stereolithography and epoxy resin, the Fractal. MGX has helped to expand the boundaries of rapid manufacturing.

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DESIGNED BY PLATFORM STUDIO (WERTEL AND OBERFELL) WITH MATTHIAS BÄR Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel both studied Industrial Design in Stuttgart at the State Academy of Arts, a school which is based on the Ulmer Schule and Bauhaus models. After graduating, they worked for several years in Ross Lovegrove’s Studio X, designing for international clients including: Artemide, Yamagiwa, Louis Poulsen, Moroso, Serralunga, Sony, VitrA/Turkey, Issey Miyake, and Tag Heuer. In 2007, they founded their own studio – Platform – producing work ranging from furniture, lighting and industrial products, to experimental...

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Interested in the borders between architecture, design and art, architect Luc Merx founded his practice, Gagat International, in Rotterdam in 1999. In 2003, a grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) provided him with the opportunity to study the parallels between late baroque architecture in Southern Germany and the influence of computers on modern architecture. “Rococo relevance”. This resulted in the design and research project In 2007, he designed his first piece for .MGX, entitled Damned.MGX, based on this theme. Luc has taught at several...

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The Julia.MGX chandelier is based on the fractal structure of the “Julia set” which can be found in mathematics. In essence, the Julia. MGX is a 3-dimensional projection of a 4-dimensional shape, and as a result, looks different from every angle - showing what surprising, imaginative and original forms can be brought about when art, science and technology are merged.

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