London Design Festival kicked off this weekend; our first stop is the Victorian & Albert Museum, a hub of this year's festivities, not least to find out what was behind the curious titled "Industrial Revolution 2.0" exhibit.
Dotted sporadically around the museum, a number of 3D printed objects have been put on show— all taking inspiration from the V&A's collection. The exhibit commisioned by the well known New York-based curator Murray Moss is presented as something of a celebration of this "viral" production technique that is quickly graduating from a fringe craft to a mainstream fascination.
Among our favourites are the beautiful scanned and reinterpreted "Bust of Lady Belhaven, 1827" by British milliner Stephen Jones (above) and the stunningly impractical "Escapism" dress by Iris Van Herpen and Daniel Widrig (below).
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.