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Londoner Victoria & Albert Museum erwirbt erste 3D-Drucker-Pistole

Ji-Hun Kim
September 16, 2013
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Das Victoria & Albert Museum in London ist eines der renommiertesten weltweit. Nun darf sich der dort 2011 gegründete Design Fundus über ein neues Exponat freuen. Die erste 3D-gedruckte Pistole der Welt. Einer der ersten beiden Liberator-Prototypen, den man sonst für 25 Dollar an nahezu jedem 3D-Drucker bauen kann und für einige Kontroversen in der Vergangenheit gesorgt hat. Diese Woche wird die Plastikknarre erstmalig im Rahmen der London Design Week ausgestellt. Zu welchem Preis die Pistole an das Museum gegangen ist, ist nicht bekannt, aber spätestens jetzt sollte doch die Frage nach dem Original nicht mehr relevant sein. Aber das kann wohl nur die Kunstszene selbst beantworten. Lest die offizielle Pressemitteilung nach dem Break.


The Design Fund to Benefit the V&A Announces New Contemporary Acquisitions

The Design Fund to Benefit the V&A has this year enabled the Museum to acquire five contemporary design projects ranging from a series of vessels made of natural polymers to a 3D printed gun. They will all go on display at the V&A for the first time during London Design Festival (14-22 September).

Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said: "The generosity of supporters of the Design Fund ensures that the V&A is able to acquire for our permanent collections some of the best and most exciting design projects of our time. This year's acquisitions reflect an interesting combination of new technologies working with traditional crafts."

Yana Peel, Founder of the Design Fund to Benefit the V&A, said: "We are thrilled that in its third year, the Design Fund to Benefit the V&A has continued to enable the acquisition of such meaningful works for the Museum. With 17 exceptional contemporary design projects now acquired through the collective generosity of the Fund's donors, a legacy is being built to represent the leading trends in design and society of today."

The Design Fund was set up in March 2011 by arts patron Yana Peel, to bring together design enthusiasts with a shared passion for contemporary design and an interest in supporting the V&A's aim to enrich people's lives by promoting knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world. Over the last two years supporters of the Fund have enabled the V&A to buy a number of pieces by such international designers as Fredrikson Stallard, Joris Laarman and nendo. Some of the pieces are now on permanent display in the V&A's new Dr. Susan Weber Gallery for Furniture, while others will go into future exhibitions.

These new acquisitions significantly enhance the V&A's holding of contemporary design, a collection which reflects what is new, influential, innovative or experimental, and what is representative of current trends in design and society. The collection spans all aspects of design and art including fashion, furniture, craft objects, product and graphic design, digital media, architecture, photography, prints and drawings.

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