Neiman Marcus and Shapeways, the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace, bring the magic of 3D Printing to holiday giftingNEW YORK, Oct.31, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Holiday shoppers now have even more unique gift options to select from this season thanks to a partnership between retailer Neiman Marcus and 3D Printing marketplace Shapeways. Starting today, consumers can shop a limited edition holiday collection from the brands.
The collection consists of two pieces available in Shapeways' high-quality 3D Printed metal finishes:
- Monogrammed Silver Heart Pendant Necklace A twist on a classic pendant, this one-of-a-kind piece designed by Roger Pearce, is made by Shapeways' 3D Printing technology and polished by hand. Each pendant can be customized to add your initials or those of a loved one.
- Orb Stainless Steel Sculpture Far more than a paperweight, this statement piece is truly a work of art. Designed by Bathsheba Grossman, the sculpture is made from a fluid shape brought to life by Shapeways' 3D Printing.
"We are thrilled to partner with Neiman Marcus on this limited edition collection, which marks their very first collaboration with a 3D Printing company," said Carine Carmy, Director of Marketing at Shapeways. "We believe that the future of retail is 3D Printed, and we're excited to work with Neiman Marcus to make this goal a reality through these beautiful, custom products."
Shoppers can purchase products from the limited collection through the Neiman Marcus website www.neimanmarcus.com. Once an order is placed, each piece will then be 3D printed and shipped from Shapeways' Long Island City factory. Shoppers will receive their custom orders within three weeks.
"Neiman Marcus is known for offering shoppers the very best selection of gifts during the holiday season. Through our partnership with Shapeways, we are adding a cutting-edge, yet fashionable twist to this year's offerings," said Gerald Barnes, Chief Merchant, Neiman Marcus Direct. "3D printing technology opens up a whole new world of possibilities for beautiful, on-demand gifts. While what we are making available this season is just one of millions of such possibilities, we could think of no better partner to work with on our first foray into this space than Shapeways, the leader in 3D printing."
The limited edition collection is available for purchase online today through the holidays.
Shapeways is the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. The NY startup harnesses 3D Printing to help anyone turn ideas into reality, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. Headquartered in New York with offices in Eindhoven and Seattle, Shapeways is a spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Lux Capital, and Union Square Ventures. For more information, go to: http://www.shapeways.com/
About Neiman Marcus Group
The Company's operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Online segment. The Specialty Retail Stores segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus, Last Call and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Online segment conducts direct to consumer operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Last Call and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. Information about the Company can be accessed at www.neimanmarcusgroup.com.
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