Assa Ashuach, Arik Levy, Naomi Kaempfer & Dan Yeffet
Materialise are specialists in the field of Rapid Prototyping. But with their .MGX brand they have been making major waves in the design world with computer-manufactured designs for lighting and decorative objects. Knowledge of digital tools has allowed these designers to shape and calculate complex, functional structures. The rapid manufacturing techniques of Materialise have enabled these extraordinary shapes to be turned into reality, and have unleashed a new era of mass-customised, design-to-order. The .MGX products were shown across Dalton Square in the window of Arteria - a small craft-based gallery space.
Arik Levy graduated with distinction in industrial design from Art Center Europe in Switzerland. Arik works both as a scientist and a poet. Innovation, simplicity and experimentation permit him to create the new and translate the concepts into experience both in the art and the design world.
Naomi Kaempfer studied industrial design at The Hadassah technical college, Jerusalem and at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Netherlands. She now works Head of and Art Director of Materialise. MGX, Leuven, Belgium.
Dan Yeffet has studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and graduated at The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.
Yeffet is director of Jelly Lab Studio, a design studio located in Amsterdam that specialises in product and interior design.
Assa Ashuach was born in Israel, he studied product design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art and Design. His studio focuses on three main tracks: products for companies, collaboration with architects and self production.