The Coolest 3D-Printed Jewelry on the Market
3D printing has received lots of attention over the last few years for its fascinating ability to create physical objects seemingly out of thin air—or, more specifically, a computer. Sometimes referred to as “additive manufacturing,” the process involves sequentially layering material onto a powder bed using ink-jet printer heads. Confused? Picture a sedimentary rock, albeit one whose design is left entirely up to you.
Though there has been lots of chatter surrounding 3D-printed food, medicine, automobiles, and more, there’s been less attention devoted to its sartorial potential. Part of the reason is that most 3D-printed clothing and accessories have yet to capture the eye of the mainstream—the pieces are simply too strange-looking or impractical to catch on. In fact, when beginning research for this piece, I intended to round up a host of different brands, but came up empty-handed except for one. Overall, the taste level and aesthetic are just not yet on the level of the larger fashion industry.
That brings me to Metalepsis Projects, a line launched by architects Victoria Cho and Astrid Chastka, that has succeeded in creating 3D-printed jewelry we want to wear. In collaboration with the fashion label Chromat, who was recently in the running for a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, the ladies designed custom 3D-printed chokers, cuffs, and rings that are unlike anything else on the market. Their tough-girl vibe will either amp up your already edgy style or lend interest to a softer look.
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