Rhino UK User Meeting 2017

Simply Rhino presents the Rhino UK User Group Meeting 2017

  • We're pleased to announce that the Rhino UK User Group Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday June 14th 2017
  • Location: The Crypt On The Green, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EA
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00 
  • The Rhino UK UGM is fully catered with ample breakout times throughout the day
  • We hope you can join us and the wider Rhino community for what is always a sell out day!

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Rhino UK UGM Presenters for 2017 include the following, with more to be announced soon:


Carsten Astheimer
Carsten Astheimer - Astheimer

Founder and Creative Director of Astheimer Design, a world class Transportation design consultancy helping to give global clients a competitive advantage through design: including Bentley, JLR, Airstream and Joby Aviation.

More on Carsten and Astheimer Design

Astheimer also work in other sectors including furniture, consumer electronics and FMCG, for clients that include: Caterpillar and Mars.

Carsten Astheimer - After achieving a BSc Mechanical Engineering Degree in Leicester, Carsten obtained a second BSc Degree in Transportation Design from the Arts Centre College in Pasadena, California where he also gained work experience at Volkswagen Group.

He then spent 15 years in Turin, Italy, the birthplace of automotive design and home of the world’s leading designers. He led one of the 2 studios at Pininfarina, an independent Italian car design firm and coachbuilder, which grew to employ 30 designers.

After ten years, Carsten was headhunted and became the Design Director for the Brunswick Group, a market leader in the marine industry with global premiere brands that include Sealine, Hatteras, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, and Mercury Engines.

His many awards and achievements include:

  • Lord Stafford Award - Mediche Life 1
  • Motor Boat of the Year for the Sealine SC35
  • Red Dot Award for a Samsung monitor
  • Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for the 2006 Winter Olympics Torch and Cauldron
  • Good Design Award for a Snaidero kitchen
  • Earth Minded Award for the Keating Hotel in San Diego
  • Good Design Award for the 3M Air Purifier


Carlos Perez - McNeel

Carlos is in charge of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the McNeel EMEA region and is the food4rhino product manager.

More on Carlos and McNeel

Carlos will give an Overview of What's New in Rhino WIP, Grasshopper and food4Rhino Apps and Resources.

Carlos Perez - McNeel

Moritz Waldemeyer
Moritz Waldemeyer - Studio Moritz Waldemeyer

Moritz Waldemeyer is an internationally renowned designer based in London. His work occupies a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design through to fashion and entertainment.

More on Studio Moritz Waldemeyer

In 2004 Moritz made his debut into the design world with an interactive chandelier for Swarovski.

With a forward thinking approach and a philosophy of playful experimentation Studio Moritz Waldemeyer is forging links between technology, art, fashion and design.


Moritz Waldemeyer



Studio Moritz Waldemeyer has taken on projects for Audi, Intercontinental Hotels, Rinacente and Wallpaper Magazines 2014 Handmade issue. Studio Moritz Waldemeyer has also created bespoke light studded costumes for Will.I.AM, Rihanna, Take That and the 2012 London Olympics handover Ceremony performers.

In 2013, Moritz Waldemeyer’s My New Flame element was inducted as part of MOMA’s permanent collection

Studio Moritz Waldemeyer strive to create innovative concepts incorporating his signature aesthetic into each piece


Moritz Waldemeyer


Emma-Kate Matthews

Emma-Kate Matthews is an Architect, Artist, Musician and Composer. In 2012, she founded EKM Works; a creative practice which promotes cross-disciplinary work with a focus in exploring the boundaries of innovative technologies. 

More on Emma-Kate Matthews

Emma-Kate teaches a Masters design unit at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where she is also due to begin a design and performance-led PhD. Her research concerns spatio-temporal interdependence between architecture and performed music. In 2015, she released two solo albums of experimental music featuring both electronic and acoustic instruments. She is currently writing a site-specific composition for the Church of St Leonard in Shoreditch, which is directly influenced by digital acoustic simulation and 3D scanning. This piece will be performed later this summer.

Aside from her academic work, Emma-Kate is also a member of the team at bespoke fabrication company Weber Industries, where she specialises in geometric rationalisation, digital fabrication, simulation, generative and parametric modelling.

Emma-Kate's presentation is entitled Generation to Fabrication

A presentation of projects which have used Rhino and Grasshopper throughout all stages; from the initial generation of geometric forms, through to the creation of fabrication drawings and organisation of assembly information. Examples will include the recently completed “exploded sphere screens” by Weber industries: A hanging structure containing almost 1000 machined Aluminium Pieces.


Exploded Sphere Screens - Weber Industries



Emma-Kate Matthews

Oliver Salway - Softroom
Oliver Salway - Softroom

Oliver trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and graduated in 1994. Prior to founding Softroom, Oliver worked with Ron Arad Associates, notably on projects for the Tel Aviv Opera House and Belgo restaurants, and in magazine publishing with Condé-Nast and UCL.

More on Oliver and Softroom

Oliver is a founding director of Softroom. He is currently director in charge of projects as far afield as Seoul and Istanbul as well as the UK. Over the past 20 years with the company, Oliver has overseen many projects in the commercial, public and arts sectors. Among those are galleries at the British Museum and the V&A, lounges and hotels in the USA, Europe and Asia and the Upper Class aircraft interior for Virgin Atlantic.

Oliver lectures at universities and conferences around the world. He’s served as a judge for the Design Week awards, and as a university external examiner. Oliver has experience of complex project structures in the architectural field and in addition has  developed specialisms in museum and exhibition design, product and interior design and visualisation.

Softroom is a leading architecture and design studio, based in London, whose work spans a broad range of sectors – from the arts to transportation, to commercial and retail space. Oliver Salway is a founder of the company and will be discussing his 35-years of experience using 3D CAD software and how Softroom see their use of Rhino and other packages developing, as well as presenting some recent projects where Rhino has played a key role.


Softroom Softroom


Softroom was founded in 1995 by directors Christopher Bagot and Oliver Salway. Since then, they have built an international reputation for excellence in architecture and interior design. Softroom's work spans a broad range of sectors – from the arts, to transportation, to commercial and retail space. Major clients include the British Museum, Eurostar, and Virgin Atlantic, and they’ve won a range of awards. Their design for the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow received a D&AD Yellow Pencil, and they’ve won multiple RIBA awards and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. The Softroom team is talented, dedicated, and deeply collaborative. They work closely with their clients to create designs that both satisfy their needs, and make a lasting and positive impression on everyone who encounters them. Softroom are a RIBA Chartered practice, based in Waterloo, London, with clients all over the world.

Softroom Website

Daniel Piker - Kangaroo3d

Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, form-finding, optimization and constraint solving. Daniel, the developer of Kangaroo, will update us on what's new and what's coming for Kangaroo v2.

More on Daniel and Kangaroo3d

More details on Daniel and his presentation coming soon.


Daniel Piker



Photo highlights from the last Rhino UK UGM - June 2015.







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