"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Albert Einstein

From the 4th floor window of his home in the city of Würzburg, Germany, Michael Mueller has an exceptional view of the ancient and storied fortress of Marienberg. But like so many of us, what he sees as he gazes out the window isn't necessarily what's right before his eyes.

The 42 year old Mueller studied communication design in the 1990s and he's worked as a game developer since leaving school. 3D modeling has been one of his passions and his vocation since then, and knowing how to handle 3D programs is a requirement of that work.

But it's not his work as a game designer which moves his soul, it's his work as a sculptural artist and jeweler which transports him to another level.

"A lot of people are afraid of change and they concentrate on things like 3D printing being used to build weapons," Mueller said. "This is something which could be done with the help of items you could buy in a hardware store, too. I'm not sure if 3D printing has already changed the world but it will. TV, the Microwave and the mobile phone have done that, and printers and prints will be everyday objects which bring opportunities – and perhaps problems. 3D printing has already changed my world and it has a wide influence on my daily life."

Mueller makes intricate and challenging designs for jewelry – and sometimes less lofty items – which he produces and sells through service bureaus like Shapeways and i.materialise.

"They offer a such wide range of different materials – and of a very high quality," Mueller said.