Swarovski Designers of the Future presented 3D printed items made of Swarovski crystals
Recycled materials including ocean waste, plastic, etc. are often used to create 3D printed products. It turns out that Swarovski crystals are also excellent material for re-production. This fact has been proved for several years at the Swarovski Designers of the Future contest. Well-known and novice designers create unique products from crystals, using different technologies, including 3D printing.
This year, the prizewinner of the competition is Japanese studio Project TAKT, which printed crystal vases with ribbed textures using Swarovski crystals. Designers said that such a surface can be created exclusively with the help of 3D printer. For printing vases, the winners used Printed Crystal, a product of Micron3DP.
The second place goes to the founder of Bureau Spectacular Jimenez Lai. He made a composite basis for installation of Swarovski crystals, which did not pass quality control. The project of the Los Angeles architect has proved multifunctionality of 3D printing.
The third winner is London designer Mariana van Aubel. She created ring lights decorated with opal crystals and powered by solar panels.
The Swarovski Designers of the Future contest is held every year under the support of the Swarovski group. All prizewinners of the contest received a money reward and a unique opportunity to implement a joint project.