3D-Printed Jewellery by Maison 203
Italian design company Maison 203 has taken inspiration from traditional jewellery and created a range of innovative 3D-printed jewellery. The MYBF (My Best Friend) collection takes conventional shapes and exaggerates the size, style and colour to create a contemporary aesthetic.
The ‘diamond’ ring takes the shape of a familiar jewel, yet is constructed by 3D-printing nylon, creating an incredibly strong, yet light and flexible form. It is this technology that makes the structure of the ring possible – a delicate cage-like fabrication that appears to be made from one continuous line.
MYBF is currently available from a small selection of retailers including the Museum of Modern Art’s store in New York and La Rinascente in Milan, and was showcased at Maison et Objet in Paris last month. For more highlights from the Parisian trade show, see Stylus’ in-depth coverage of Maison et Objet.
Once considered an experimental manufacturing process, 3D printing is becoming more prolific as companies begin to see it as a commercially relevant option. For more examples of how brands are utilising 3D printing, see the Stylus report 3D Printing: From Gimmick to Game Changer.