»The Birth of Venus«

3D printed clothing collection by Danit Peleg wins “purmundus challenge“ at formnext

Nov. 16th, 2017  - First prize of the “purmundus challenge 2017” was awarded to Danit Peleg for her project “The Birth of Venus“. At the award ceremony which took place at the formnext 2017, further winners of the “purmundus challenge“ were also announced.

The clothing collection “The Birth of Venus“ was inspired by a dress designed by Danit Peleg for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. The collection consists of five looks printed with the aid of FilaFlex filaments. One of the pieces, a bomber jacket, is the very first complete customizable and personalized 3D-printing piece of clothing that can be bought online.

Second prize was awarded for the project ”Fluid Morphology“, an additive manufactured, translucent and multi-functional façade element. The project was realized and initiated under the guidance of Moritz Mungenast from the TU Munich. Further participants included Oliver Tessin, Viktoria Blum, Olga Khuraskina, Luc Morroni and Tobias Gutheil. The research project in the building sector demonstrates the existing potential of 3D-printing.

The externally applied orthosis,”Grashopper AFO“ by Manuel Opitz, Clemens Rieth and Benjamin Els from Mecuris was awarded third prize. The orthosis helps patients with difficulties raising their foot walk so that they can walk again normally with a combination of using additive manufacturing to create an individual anatomic fit, solid material properties and short production times.

The “Special Mention“ was received by Dorothea Lang for her project ”Dynamic Algae“. Material used for the 3D-print consists of a substance extracted from macro-algae. One of the smart features includes the ability to react to damp.

“InFoam Printing” by Dorothee Clasen, Sascha Praet and Adam Pajonk impressed the jury in the ”Innovation Prize” category. An innovative technology injects structures in soft foam thereby enabling the production of “smart” foam pieces. The “purmundus challenge“ took place for the second time this year.

Visitors to the formnext 2017 were also able to vote for an Audience Prize from the 45 innovations entered from England, France, USA, Israel, Finland, Italy, Austria and Germany. This year it was awarded to Antti Korpi with his 3D-printed knife handle “Ultimate grip“.



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