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Circa April 2019, graduate of Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Ganit Goldstein unveiled her new experimental collection Shifted Craft at Milan Design Week 2019; she was one of 16 designers chosen to display their work at the event’s Israeli Pavilion. The project done in collaboration with 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; it comprised 7 pieces of 3D printed jewellery and 2 3D printed pairs of multi-coloured shoes. The pieces of jewellery were combined with crystals from lead glass producer Swarovski of Wattens, Austria. In an industry first, the 3D printed parts of the shoes were 3D printed directly onto leather.
The project took inspiration from the time Goldstein spent in Japan learning the technique of ikat at the Tokyo University of the Arts. (Ikat can be defined as “a craft in which one tie-dyes and weaves yarn to create an intricately designed fabric.”) Due to its multi-colour and multi-material printing abilities, all the pieces were printed on a Stratasys J750. The release of the Stratasys J735 and J750 marked the first time that a model of 3D printer had received the validation of the Pantone Matching System colour space of Pantone of Carlstadt, New Jersey.
Goldenstein previously collaborated with Stratasys in December 2018 to launch her graduation project collection Between the Layers; it was unveiled at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco as part of the Arts of Fashion Foundation International Student Fashion Competition.
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