Award winning garden designers Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Tom Harfleet along with Swedish designer Kajsa Bjorne have today launched the first garden show that will be entirely 3D printed. Called miNiATURE it will take place from 5 – 8 March 2014 at The Strand Gallery in central London.
Tom Harfleet said “The concept behind miNiATURE is to create a platform where leading garden designers and landscape architects truly have the ability to create unique and ambitious gardens, even if they are in miniature. Currently show gardens provide a platform to engage people with new design but often these can end up as safe and self-limiting due to budget and in order to win a medal.” He added “miNiATURE aims to change this by giving designers an outlet to explore creative designs at low cost through modelling. “
Up until recently this took place ‘on screen’ and a physical model could take time and expense but now with the advent of 3D printing we have the ability to produce high quality, detailed and accurate 3D models to communicate ideas and engage directly with clients. The show’s lead sponsors are 3D specialist printers Hobs 3D and the London College of Garden Design.
Some of the UK’s leading garden designers have already committed to showing unique new designs at miNiATURE including RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘Best in Show’ winners Sarah Eberle, Adam Frost and Jo Thompson with further international names to be announced shortly.