The Design Museum exhibition The Future Is Here was bound to be a revelation in cutting edge technologies, and it was. First of all, the flickering neon signage really got my attention and I loved the creative play on words of ‘Is’ and ‘Was’, stating how the future of design is definitely here and appreciating what past technologies provided. I loved the minimalism of the curated space which really stood out to me – the layers of cardboard have a lasting effect, both visually and sustainably. The amount of 3D design that had been formed using the breakthrough of the 3D printer is amazing!
mi Adidas: Superstar, Nitrocharge collection:
Some of the great design that caught my eye and communicated visually was the collection of mi adidas footwear which gave me the impression of personal customisation with its variation of colours and designs. I really like the concept of making digital customisation available online for consumers and users to customise their shoes before they make a purchase. The potential of mass customisation means that people can use a simple application which allows people to make something unique and special which will hopefully become global.
Roland iModela desktop milling machine/RepRap desktop 3D printer:
I really liked the collection of prototypes and models across the whole exhibition. Especially, I loved the CNC manufactured objects that were formed using small format and desktop CNC milling machines and RepRap machines. Roland desktop iModela milling machines create precise 3D shapes and patterns out of foam, wood, wax and plastic. I would love to experiment using the machines by making some prototypes and models out of different materials – especially on degree at Kingston!