Artists like our own Dutch Iris van Herpen made 3D-printing hot. In Holland printed jewelry is the most popular way to use this innovative technique due to a research done by ABN AMRO. With my interest for innovative design, I follow a lot around 3D-printing and found out about the Digital Grotesque project done by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger. These two guys bring 3D-printing to an even higher level. Computational Architects they call themselves and I agree. Digital Grotesque is the first 3D-printed room! Enjoy this huge baroque looking sculpture and some of my favorite 3D-printed objects!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ansmeyer and Dillenburger used algorithms to create a form that appears at the same time, synthetic and organic. A balance between the expected and unexpected. Earlier they created an architectural project with 3D-printed subdivided columns called ‘A new order‘. Effectively, the architect designs a process that produces a column, instead of designing a column directly. This process can be run over and over with different parameters to create endless permutations of columns. Awesome wouldn’t you say? The column algorithm could be designed by HR Giger, if you look close how much the style of different textures in the columns are combined. Get inspired by the printed architecture which can be interpreted in the eye of the beholder.










// Digital Grotesque by Michael Hansmeyer & Benjamin Dillenbuger



// A new order by Michael Hansmeyer

I hope you are as amazed as I am. Following you see some of my favorite 3D-printed interior objects found on 3D-platform Shapeways. Starting with two of my favorite fashion designs by Iris van Herpen.


// Escapism by Iris van Herpen


// Wired Life Stag by Dotsan –



// Dawg & Birdy by Dora (Domikraskin) –


// Clip on vase by Aleksandar –
I like this functional design which was created to clip on the IKEA Pokal glass and easily create a vase

Hopefully there would be some nice new and innovative designs like the Digital Grotesque project. I’ll definitely share some if I find any!

Have a nice day!

More home deco and 3D-printed accessories can be found on shapeways.
Interested in the process of the Digital Grotesque and A New Order, go to