To coincide with the Design Museum‘s The Future is Here exhibition—a showcase displaying some of the most pioneering pieces of the new industrial revolution—the Museum caught up with iconic industrial designer Ron Arad to discuss his thoughts on 3D printing…and why he thinks it’s being abused now more than ever.

“…here’s another way of making things…”

Despite Arad’s stance on 3D printing (which, I would have to say I agree with), as anybody who knows will tell you: it’s never been a better time to be in the rapid prototyping market…just ask Bre Pettis.

Here’s some of those SLS 3D printed eyeframes that Arad came out with earlier this year:





What do you think? Is 3D printing the new synthesizer?


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.