Ted Noten designs graduation trophy for Design Academy

FOC FOR   13.Oct.2010

Dutch designer Ted Noten worked together with Freedom Of Creation to create the latest Design Academy Trophy. Each year an artist is commissioned by the Design Academy to design a trophy for the newly graduated students.

For the 2010 edition Ted came to FOC to create the Pig Head Trophy. By design, each slice of the pig head represented one graduate, not only was each and every slice different, they were also customized to show which course the student took.

Ted’s design work is internationally recognized for its ingenuity, which requires a certain flexibility and craftsmanship from the people he works with. It’s for this reason that Ted chooses to work with Freedom Of Creation, and thus with 3D printing technologies.

In a way the tools on the computer are becoming the new tools Ted works with. In the past artists worked with sculptors and goldsmiths, now all these crafts are coming together on the computer.


Jointed Jewels, a 3D printed Jewelry collection byAMT

FOC FOR   31.Aug.2010

Every now and then we collaborate with visionary artists & designers – who share our vision on 3D printing – to realize their designs.

Alissia Melka-Teichroew is one of those artists, her design studio byAMT approached Freedom Of Creation to help her with manufacturing & finishing of the Jointed Jewels line.

Jointed Jewels represents a union of new and old, organic and industrial, functional and decorative. At the heart of the project is the intention to transform complex and separate elements into a new kind of whole. It started as an exploration of ball joints, commonly found in cars and hip replacements. Alissia Melka-Teichroew had the idea of creating a ball joint -normally assembled with separate parts- as one single piece.

We produced the jewelry through use of selective laser sintering, in this way it is possible to literally make a ball inside a ball. Hence, the industrial connecter was transformed into an object of beauty and wonder. A clean and striking jewelry collection was created around this innovative concept. Each piece has been made with the same technique: it seems like an intricately assembled object but is in fact one single piece that was made in one go. READ ON

3D printed shoes awarded ‘most creative’ at Mittelmoda

FOC FOR   8.Jul.2010

Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has been awarded ‘Most Creative Collection’ prize at the Mittelmoda event 2010. The collection she designed for her graduation at the Artez- Academy of Fine Arts Arnhem included a pair of high heel shoes engineered & designed in collaboration with Freedom Of Creation. The high heel shoes are produced using selective laser sintering 3D printing technology.

About Mittelmoda:

Mittelmoda is one of the most sought-after and well-known fashion competitions at an international level. Created in 1993, the project Mittelmoda has been developing an international network of contacts with over 620 schools of fashion design in 66 countries, thus becoming a concrete chance of exchange and comparison for the international creativity. READ ON

Making the old New again, a 3D printed vase

FOC FOR   24.Jun.2010

FOC helped Ailin Lacey, a graduating student from Dublin to create her ‘Old is new again’ vase.

“The vase was created with the act of flower arranging in mind. Through slight alterations in surface treatment, the vase, though familiar in form, becomes unfamiliar in use, moving the classical decoration beyond its conventional aesthetic appeal to now house a strange functional role. It accentuates the act of flower arranging but does so in a discreet way, playing up the characteristic already inherent in the aesthetic of the vase, but using it to create something new, discrete. READ ON