To celebrate the opening of their first flagship store in Brussels, 3D-printing brand .MGX by Materialise have teamed up with Dezeen to offer our readers the chance to win a Gamete.MGX lamp by Belgian designer Xavier Lust, worth €700.
The lamp (pictured top and above) is 3D-printed in polyamide to create a fine mesh shell around the halogen light source.
The new store in Le Sablon area of Brussels showcases the company's full collection of 3D-printed lights, objects and furniture, plus exhibitions about the designers they collaborate with.
This competition has now closed. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. The winner's name will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from .MGX by Materialise:
Gamete.MGX by Materialise lamp
Inspired by tree seeds blown in the wind, the Gamete.MGX table lamp contains an elegant envelope which protects our eyes from the light.
Designer Xavier Lust studied interior design in Brussels where he opened his own studio in 1992, working in various fields from urban furniture and interior architecture to industrial commissions and limited edition pieces. His design is clearly identifiable through the visible tension he gives to his objects, and the curves inspired by his innovative (de)formation process of metallic surfaces. Since 2000 his objects and furniture have been produced by leading Italian brands such as MDF Italia, De Padova, Driade, Cerruti Baleri and Skitsch and have received many important awards including ‘Compasso d’Oro’.
.MGX by Materialise flagship store
Belgian rapid prototyping pioneer opens first flagship store in Le Sablon, Brussels
.MGX by Materialise, the design division of the Leuven-based Materialise is opening its first flagship store in Le Sablon, Brussels. The flagship store is the first store in the world that sells 3D printed designs. The flagship store which will sell the full collection of 3D printed objects, lamps and furniture, will also regularly host exhibitions of the work of designers who have previously worked with .MGX by Materialise.
.MGX by Materialise is a pioneer in rapid prototyping, the technique whereby designs are printed three-dimensionally. Materialise works together with a host of renowned international designers such as Amanda Levete, Patrick Jouin and Arik Levy, but also with the Belgian designer Xavier Lust. Together with these masterminds of contemporary design, .MGX by Materialise aims to create collections which are not only functional, but which also create a magical atmosphere and stimulate your senses and imagination.
The collections of .MGX by Materialise combine the best of traditional and contemporary craftsmanship. The 3D printing methods allow forms to be created which would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Whether they are made from epoxy resin or polyamide, each piece is individually created and hand-finished.
.MGX by Materialise is currently sold in more than 20 countries and the products have been the recipient of a whole host of awards in recent years, including the Red Dot Design Award for the Lily.MGX lamp and the Omi.MGX lamp and the Good Design Award for the One_Shot.MGX chair and the Sequence.MGX bowl.
Congratulations to the winner: Tiffany Heng in the USA.