April 28, 2012
British jewelry designer Mark Bloomfield impressed the jury milliner Elvis Pompilio and Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise with his hat "Daisy" during the finals of Hats Off to 3D Printing Design Challenge on Materialise World Conference, beating off competition from 20 renowned and emerging designers.
The challenge stipulated that the finished design had to fit into a 20cm cube. Bloomfield designed this giant Daisy hat with articulating petals and it was 3D printed with the petals in the upright position so that it would fit within the 20cm cube. When it is open it forms a hat with a 60cm diameter. This is a truly dazzling design - when the model walks on the runway the petals bounce up and down and brings the hat to life.
Bloomfield is a real fan of the 3D printing technique. He uses the technology in manufacturing customized accessories, gifts and household products, and he has worked with fashion labels including Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith, as well as on films such as Titanic.
Watch below an interview with Mark Bloomfield.
Photo credit: Mark Bloomfield
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