Ending soon: Imprimer Le Monde is an eye-opening exhibition that traces the origins of today’s new creative frontier of 3D printing to photosculpture and high-relief topographical maps in the 19th century which were also realised layer by layer. It might surprise some viewers to learn that the first 3D printed object was produced by a French research team as early as 1984.
Impimer Le Monde runs until 19 June at Centre Pompidou, Paris, as part of the wider Mutations / Créations season. For more information: www.centrepompidou.fr
1. Printing the World, Nendo Oki Sato, Diamond Chair, 2008. Centre Pompidou Collection. Photo, Masayuki Hayashi.