Aram Gallery’s latest show reveals the intricacies of 3D printing

white colour lamp
'Twist loop' light by Assa Ashuach
(Image credit: Nick Moss)

Designers have always adopted the latest technology for modelling their work. But in the case of 3D printing, or rapid prototyping, the technology has become the work itself.

A new exhibition at London's Aram Gallery (opens in new tab) - titled 'Send to Print/Print to Send' - features a collection of items by creatives who have used this cutting-edge technology not only as a means to an end, but to produce finished works of art.

The versatility of the technique - which uses nylon in lieu of ink, then layers it into a pre-programmed 3D form - speaks for itself in the exhibition. Jeweller Silvia Weidenbach (opens in new tab) teases the polymer into a substitute for ivory to produce intricate bracelets. And British design studio PearsonLloyd (opens in new tab) fashions it into furniture durable enough to support a person's weight.

Other highlights in the show include the geometric forms of Assa Ashuach's lighting products and the complex series of rings produced by Wallpaper* Handmade collaborator Freedom of Creation.

Lamp

'Loop' light

(Image credit: Assa Ashuach)

Lemon squeezer

Lemon squeezers

(Image credit: Assa Ashuach)

LOX Stool

‘LOX Stool' Walter Knoll, 2008

(Image credit: PearsonLloyd)

Bangle

Bangle

(Image credit: Silvia Weidenbach)

shoe

‘Rapidform’ shoe 

(Image credit: Chau Har Lee)

A image of tress and grass

Times Eureka Pavilion by NEX

(Image credit: Marcus Peel)

Art

‘Reality Check’, Freedom Of Creation, 2010

(Image credit: Josien Pieters)

Bracelet

‘M-Bracelet’, from Freedom Of Creation, 2010

(Image credit: Ionut Predescu)

Large Oval Yellow Bloom

'Large Oval Yellow Bloom' by Michael Eden, 2011

(Image credit: Adrian Sassoon)

colour threads

‘Ottoman’ 

(Image credit: Chloe McCormick)

Design

‘Rocker’

(Image credit: Chloe McCormick)

Rocking Chair

'Endless Rocking Chair' 

(Image credit: Dirk Vander Kooij)

clay vessel

L'Artisan Electronique selection 

(Image credit: Unfold)

Vase

L'Artisan Electronique

(Image credit: Unfold)

ADDRESS

The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5SG

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