During the Salone del mobile in Milan, the 3D printing laboratory of Istituto Marangoni School of Design was open to the public every day thanks to the Real Time Design event.
It was a real design experience in real time, where the students of Istituto Marangoni from various courses (product, interior and accessories), worked together with the visitors to design and create jewels and accessories in real time using the 3D printers of Sharebot (leading Italian company in the field of 3D printing).
Students Eliza But, Margherita Graglia, Mirjam Tampone and Doriana Santamaria, coordinated by the product design tutor Sergio Nava, imagined a future where the designer would become the creator of open modular systems which, thanks to advanced prototyping technology, would allow anyone to shape objects in real time, adapting them to different contexts, shapes, materials and colours – a complete customisation, which can transform the final users into co-designers.
Using these modular systems, a product’s shape, function, material and colour can be chosen, without limiting the creativity of the designer, as Arturo Donghi, Sharebot’s CEO, affirmed.
The partnership between Sharebot and the Design School directed by Massimo Zanatta started three years ago. 3D printing makes it possible for concept and production to coexist in real time, broadening new designers’ minds and providing them with food for thought.