3D Printed Jewelry Makes Architecture Wearable
January 22, 2013
It’s always great to see what happens when design fields from different ends of the spectrum, say fashion and architecture, mix. Typically, architecture is used as a backdrop to showcase a deisgner’s selected fashions, with the building forms complementing (or contrasting) the clothes and models on display. Still, there is always an exception to the rule— case in point, Joshua DeMonte’s line of wearable accessories that scale down pieces of architecture for the body. The collection incorporates elements of classical architecture such as porticoes, aqueducts, staircases, and arcades into over-the-top collars and twisted, brick-laden bangles. Read more.
DeMonte began developing the (unisex) collection after he took a course in computer-aided design. To create each piece, he draws the building fragments in a 3D software, which he then feeds to a 3D printer. The resultant shapes bend and furl to accommodate the human anatomy. Of course, these intricately designed jewelry pieces don’t come cheap, with the line running anywhere from $700-$5,000, but we guess that’s the price you pay for wearable architecture. The jewelry designs are on display until February 2, 2013 at the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. as a part of the 40 Under 40 Craft Futures exhibition.
All images courtesy of Joshua DeMonte, via the daily mail