Over the last years, 3D printing technology has evolved so much that it's no longer limited to prototypes. Initially invented to improve the manufacturing process, 3D printing eventually democratized it as technology became accessible to more and more people over time. Real, functional objects are now being 3D printed and used in almost all sectors, such as the medtech industry, automotive and aerospace industry, architecture and construction industry, and design industry.
Women have always been working and profoundly influencing the design industry, and sometimes even revolutionized it. Still, their role in design has long been under-represented in literature as well as in galleries and museum exhibitions. The same is the case with women artists. A handful of them we know of today have only come to the public’s attention over the last few decades. Intellectuals, society, and the creators themselves began to slowly correct this “failure” of history by giving much-deserved recognition and value to female designers. It’s a start that gives room for optimism.
Traditional and contemporary designs are two distinct styles and approaches that seem mutually exclusive. While the first refers to something that is produced following the long-established tradition and belonging to the old world, contemporary design, by definition, involves trends that are happening today. But what is contemporary here and now won’t be in ten years, but rather something entirely different. This very feature of constant change is what makes contemporary design so dynamic, heterogeneous, and receptive to integrating new ideas with old concepts and knowledge.
High-end business is not just about superior quality and selling expensive goods and services. It’s also about making a personal connection with the customers and offering them an exclusive, tailor-made shopping experience. The ultimate goal of every brand is, after all, to have a community of lifelong loyal customers. Although technology plays a role in this, the high-end luxury market has tradition been based essentially on the highly-personalized in-store experience of the purchase. With this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, this practice, so precious to both brands and luxury shoppers, had to be put on hold and at great expense. Social distancing...