MEET THE MAKER
FROM: Monaghan, Ireland
BUSINESS/COMPANY/PRACTICE NAME: Innu
With a background in architecture, I became involved in the craft industry through my interests in 3D design and digital fabrication, especially 3D printing. My work is mostly digitally designed and 3D printed jewellery, and at first, it was more of a hobby than a business.
In 2017, I was nominated for the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, which gave me the confidence to grow my interests into a business. Since then, work has expanded into areas such as art installa- tions, sculpture, and interior design.
I also work in research & development in the construction industry, with a focus on modernising methods of construction using digital design and fabrication technology. Whether it is in the craft industry or the construction industry, I believe that to realise the full potential of emerging digital fabrication, the culture, technology, and methods of digital design also needs to evolve.
Digital design and fabrication technology can make a positive contribution to the craft industry, not only in terms of efficiency, but also in terms of creativity. Likewise, the craft industry, which is a well-established industry and has evolved over millennia, can continue to inform, and evolve along- side digital craft technology.
Computer aided design
Design for 3D printing & digital fabrication