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Brief Published: 8 Dec 2011

3D Printed Tapestry Spectacles


Recent Central Saint Martins Textile Futures graduate Chloë McCormick and London-based jewellery designer Nicholas O'Donnell-Hoare have fused the ancient skill of tapestry with the modern capabilities of 3D printing to create glasses that can be customised by the owner.

Titled Tapestry Spectacles, the 3D-printed frames have holes on the surface to allow coloured wool to be woven into the frame, creating a mini tapestry. “Through designing the frames to be hand-customised, to fit the culture and surrounding in which they sit, we have embarked on a journey to design a pair of spectacles which could change the way we connect with our belongings,” say the designers.

Tapestry Spectacles is one of several 3D-printed works that will be exhibited in Send to Print / Print to Send at the Aram Gallery, London from January 13 to February 25 2012.

The Aram Gallery