MGX by Materialise, the Belgian rapid prototyping pioneer presents a new collaboration with designer Xavier Lust

.MGX, the design division of the Leuven-based Materialise, presents its new collaboration with Xavier Lust: Algue.MGX. A follow-up to the successful Gamete.MGX, this new lamp represents the second collaboration between .MGX and one of Belgium’s foremost designers. Presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, the Algue.MGX combines two state-of-the-art technologies: a LED light source and 3D stereolithography printing. And as with all .MGX designs, it also combines the best of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship: each piece is individually created and hand-finished.

The Algue.MGX seems to undulate following the streams and moving fluids of our environment. This ornamental lamp is a lit evocation of the abyssal depths of the oceans. “The idea for the Algue.MGX was born during one of the frequent informal meetings I had with Xavier in his studio. At one point, we came to talk about the classic novel ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’ by Jules Verne, and how 3D printing technologies could give us the freedom to imitate the fantastical, vegetal shapes from the story. The sketches drawn during this meeting became the starting point of the 3D computer development. For me, the Algue.MGX is a fantasy come to life,” Alessio Esposti, Art Director, .MGX.

.MGX by Materialise is a pioneer in additive manufacturing, the technique whereby designs are printed three-dimensionally. Materialise works together with a host of renowned international designers such as Amanda Levete, Patrick Jouin and Arik Levy, as well as with Xavier Lust. Together with these masterminds of contemporary design, .MGX aims to create collections which are not only functional, but which also create a magical atmosphere and stimulate your senses and imagination.
.MGX products are currently sold in more than 20 countries and have received a whole host of awards in recent years, including the Red Dot Design Award for the Bloom, Lily.MGX and Omi.MGX lamps and the Good Design Award for the Bloom lamp, One_Shot.MGX stool and the Sequence.MGX bowl.

For more information visit: www.mgxbymaterialise.com

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