Northern Italian lighting design company .exnovo, which has made a name for itself specializing in selective laser sintered (SLS) design products, mixed with traditional hand made artisan techniques, is going to New York City to launch a design contest open to all local creative talents.
The project, which started yesterday, March 11th, at the Design-Apart showroom in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, will give architects and designers five weeks to create a new concept for a lamp to turn it into a real product through 3D printing using the SLS process.
The best ideas will find their way into production and will be exhibited in New York City during the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Art event, taking place at the Javits Center May 17th through to the 20th. Furthermore, ome of the items may be presented in .exnovo’s collection for next year.
3DPI recently covered .exnovo’s latest 3D printed lamps designed by Alessandro Zambelli, who combined laser sintered nylon geometries with a base hand made in swiss pine wood thus embodying .exonovo’s philosophy that aims to mix advanced digital manufacturing technologies with traditional artisan art.