Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Angels


Tessa Blokland  

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Have you ever dreamed of having wings? With 3D printing, it is possible to 3D print your own angel wings without ‘borrowing’ it from birds. Here are some examples of 3D printed angel wings.

The Snowangels at the top of the Picks are designed by David Münscher. The shapes of these Christmas decorations are inspired from the fluent movements of classic dance moves and dance photography. If you like them, you can buy them on Shapeways in white nylon.

Perhaps you prefer real-size feathers, like the 3D printed shoulder piece of Catherine Wales. The shoulder piece is 3D printed feathers and is part of the ProjectDNA, focusing on ways with which to embrace technological developments to better support manufacturing and consumer demands.

One of the most impressive 3D printed angel suit is designed by Korean designers Joo Yunsik, Lee Soyeon, Lee Hyunsu, and Joo Junesik. It is fully 3D printed and includes a skirt, a corset-like bodice, and a spectacular set of 3D-printed wings, all in white.

The list would not be complete without real ‘angels’. For the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2013, the brand commissioned New York-based architect Bradley Rothenberg to design a unique lingerie piece. After modeling the perfect digital fit  and 3D printed at Shapeways, the white nylon outfit was then covered with Swarovski crystals to gain the right material look and feel and enhancing the snow flake shapes of the Snow Angel outfit (see top image). The bottom image of the Picks shows a detail of the outfit and you can see how fragile the 3D printed snow flakes look like.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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