Whistling into a microphone shapes the contour of a vase – the same computer-assisted technology revolutionizing art, design and architecture. New York’s Museum of Art and Design mounts Out of Hand – the first exhibition highlighting the impact of 3D printing, CNC machining and digital knitting. Beyond ubiquitous objects, these production methods have also allowed artists to explore new modes of expression.

With examples of sculpture, furniture, fashion and transportation design, Out of Hand exposes a wide audience to monumental transitions that have taken place in the past decade. Broken down into thematic sections – like pattern-driven structure – the exhibition features work by Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Roxy Pain, Wim Delvoye, Iris van Herpen and Frank Stella. Within the main gallery, Shapeways holds an interactive studio daily.

Out of Hand runs till 1 June 2014