New Material Award 2009–2018 
New Material Award 2009-2018

Elise van Mourik


Elise van Mourik is an artist working out of Brussels and Amsterdam. Her practice examines the paradox of taking digital concepts and physically manifesting them; this appears in the form of 3D printing fabrics and sculptures. Van Mourik experiments with and researches 3D programmes and production methods for fashion and interior design.

Van Mourik’s graduation project for her master’s at Design Academy Eindhoven was Voxel, a series of self-supporting objects made by integrating fabric into 3D printing. She intended Voxel to point to the gap between the origins of manufacturing and the design it serves – a disconnect which leads to overproduction. 3D printing has the advantage of eliminating waste; production happens at the place in which it is needed. Embellishments can be entirely programmed into the blueprints. Voxel is emblematic of the infinite possibilities of 3D printing in the hands of a designer willing to experiment.
year: 2011
Materials: 3D Printing, Art