suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
niccolo CASAS: Alchemy is a collection of accessories designed for The World’s First Fashion Show with 3D Printed Designs organized by .MGX and Materialise in April 2012.
Alchemy is about the process of transforming something common into something special, it was a science merging chemistry, medicine and magic.
Materialise made the process of transmutation real making its 3D printed technology so sophisticated to become similar to magic.
In fact, it was Arthur Clarke who said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable magic.”
Alchemy is also the result of a specific study on flexibility made possible thanks to 3d body-scanning technologies and prototype experiments.
The collaboration with technology consultants at materialise, made possible create a series of accessories so flexible that the same item can fit more than one size letting the person feel totally free to move.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
nC: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Edward Kim, Iris van Herpen, Daniel Widrig, Isaie Bloch.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
nC: Reading: Alexander McQueen: Savage beauty by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda; listening: Lykke Li and Lana del Rey.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
nC: Hector Guimard.