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Brief Published: 5 Sep 2012

Markus Kayser at Assemble, London


German-born designer Markus Kayser studied Design Products (MA) at London’s Royal College of Art. He is best known for his innovative project Solar Sinter, a solar-powered 3D printer that melts desert sand to create glass objects. The project was an experiment in using raw energy and materials in combination with technologically advanced production methods.

Produced for his MA degree show, the piece received international press coverage and acclaim and was shown at various exhibitions around the world, including at the Design Museum, London, where it was nominated for Designs of the Year 2012. Kayser is currently a research assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab Boston, and also runs a design studio under his own name.

A short film by Kayser will be shown at Assemble, the Crafts Council conference, on September 20 in London.

Markus Kayser