Blurring the lines: Graduate designer explores Vectorism

11.09.2014 Vectorism : Israel : Tel Aviv
Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv
Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv
Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv
Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv

Israel – Tel Aviv-born designer Noa Raviv has produced the Hard Copy collection for her graduation from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, inspired by 3D printing.

Classical sculpture and its evolution was the starting point for the young designer. ‘Classical Greek sculpture once represented an ideal of beauty,’ explains Raviv. ‘It was copied and reproduced many times throughout history until it became an empty repetition of style and expression.’

It was this idea of replication and the effect it might have on the original object’s value that led Raviv to create corrupted digital images using 3D software. A mixture of the physical and virtual elements such as the software’s grids then helped inform the collection’s unique aesthetic.

Developing most of the textiles herself, Raviv worked with stiff, shape-retaining fabrics such as tulle and silk organza to create the collection’s complex and voluminous silhouettes. For the collection’s 3D elements, Raviv collaborated with 3D modelling company Stratasys, incorporating 3D-printed polymer.

For more on how designers are using grid-based systems for experimental 2D and 3D exploration, read our Vectorism design direction.

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