Q&A: Yoav Reches

Q&A: Yoav Reches

Yoav Reches is a LondonĀ­-based designer and maker whose work explores technology and materials, and how these intersect with user needs. With a body of work that spans product design, furniture, set design, sculpture, performance and scenography, Yoav's projects express an ongoing interest in the conceptual and practical applications of product design.

Yoav is also Lead Designer at Formlabs. Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible digital fabrication tools for designers, engineers, and artists. It was founded by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms and its first product, the Form 1 3D printer, was released in 2013.

We spoke to Yoav ahead of his Form 1+ 3D printing masterclass at the London Design Festival this September.

How would you describe what you do?
A mix between industrial design and traditional crafts.

What tools and materials do you use in your work?
With a passion for both hand tools and advanced manufacturing tools, I find imagination to be the most interesting material to work with.

Can you remember the first thing you made?
A coiled clay bowl.

What do you feel the role of makers and designers is today?
To solve the problems of yesterday and invent the problems of tomorrow.

Can you tell us what you're presenting with SMP at LDF?
I will be giving a lecture and a demonstration providing a closer look at Formlabs Form1+ 3D printer. Whether you own a Form1+ or not, you might find useful information about additive manufacturing and useful work methods in order to get better results out of the Form1+ printer.

Join Yoav for the 3D Printing on a Form 1+ Masterclass on Wednesday 17 September at our London Design Festival space. Booking is free and now open via Eventbrite and full details can be found on our LDF website.

Images courtesy of Yoav Reches & Formlabs

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