Diederik Schneemann’s ‘Mash up’ collection raises important questions regarding what is expected to be a huge industry, 3D printing. Specifically, on the copyright issues that are now emerging alongside this fast growing industry.
“One of the biggest trends in 3D printing is reproducing designs from databases on the internet. For free!” says Schneemann. “By doing so we bypass the rightful owner of the design and his copyright. Are we moving towards the next Napster?” Schneemann uses the cutting edge 3D printing technology to copy and mash-up, compose parts of established icons to create ‘new’ controversial objects. They are in fact a tribute to a few of his favourite designers.
Mash up will be presented at the Autofficina from April 9 to 13 at Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week 2013.