Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, London 2012
London designer scans objects then reworks them for 3D printing, using own software – this series is Digital Natives.
I met Matthew first through Designersblock, and saw a wonderful chair in Milan, made up of sections representing sound waves. Next was a Perspex light, made of sections, each one of which represented a sound wave given off by the fluorescent tube it housed. You could download its template from the internet, and take it to a local laser cutter to have made – one of the first pieces of what is now called "open source design." The pieces in this picture were on show at the 3D Print Show in the City during the autumn of 2012 – everything there was terribly clever, but not a lot was beautiful, like these.