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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Lionel T Dean

Residency at National Institute of Design (NID)

Lionel is an artist/designer working with direct digital manufacturing, the ‘printing’ of 3D artefacts direct from virtual on-screen models. In 2002 as Artist in Residence at the University of Huddersfield, Lionel began working on FutureFactories, , a concept for designs that evolve and mutate to create a potentially infinite stream of one-off solutions.

The project is proving a great success and concepts behind it,

Forms that evolve and mutate

Growth structures

3d artefacts generated directly from on-screen models

have become principals that define his work.

FutureFactories has been exhibited in London, Milan, and New York. One of the pieces from the collection, Tuber9, was acquired in 2005 by MoMA, The Museum for Modern Art in New York, for its permanent design collection.

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Lionel Dean talks to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007