Material world at London2011

Industrial Revolution 2.0: How the Material World Will Newly Materialise considers the influence of 3D printing techniques on different design disciplines.

New technological advances in 3D printing techniques are influencing all spheres of design, from architecture to fashion.

Do these advances signal the beginning of a new industrial revolution? This is the question that New York gallerist Murray Moss asked in his Industrial Revolution 2.0 exhibition, subtitled “How the Material World Will Newly Materialise”, at the London Design Festival.

Moss curated 18 cutting-edge artefacts that were exhibited throughout the V&A Museum. The works all refer to the museum’s eight key pieces and spaces.

To produce the exhibition, Moss collaborated with Materialise in Belgium. Of 3D printing Moss says: “A sophisticated fabrication process once reserved for prototyping is quickly becoming ubiquitous.”

The exhibition includes a special reproduction of the museum’s 1827 bust of Lady Belhaven by renowned milliner Stephen Jones – to which Moss added a contemporary hat.