12+ jewelry designers using 3D printing you should follow
Creating amazing and complex shapes has never been easier, especially in the jewelry industry.
You can get surprising results by merging the tangible with the virtual, and combining traditional crafting techniques with 3D printing.
To help you find the best jewelry designers out there, we’ve compiled a list with some of the most inspiring, interesting and forward-thinking creatives in the industry. Follow these influential designers, if not for inspiration, then at least to feast your eyes a little. ;)
Maison 203 is an Italy-based brand dedicated to the design, production and distribution of contemporary jewelry made using 3D printing technology. Bracelets, brooches, rings and other pieces of jewelry are created in collaboration with professional designers coming from various cultural backgrounds. Maison 203 offers also a variety of materials such as nylon, PLA, steel and brass for its unique designs.
VOJD Studios is the cutting-edge design house from Berlin, creating 3D printed accessories and jewelry which challenge the perceptions of tradition and conformity. Together with luxurious brands like Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Ferrary or Carolina Herrera, they combined technological innovations with traditional quality craftsmanship, to redefine the way we think about design.
VojdStudios introduced a new aesthetics to the fashion industry and proved that luxury and progression is a great match.
Maria is a Philadelphia-based jewelry designer and maker who specializes in combining the traditional jewelry making with 3D printing. Her jewelry creations are playful yet elegant, structurally complex and a great example of how new technologies are pushing the boundaries of this artistic discipline. If you are looking for big, bold designs that won’t weigh you down, look no further!
Stefania Lucchetta was born and lives in Italy. After acquiring a good knowledge of stampato jewelry, lost-wax casting, engraving and laser cutting, as well as training in goldsmith art within her family business, she started focusing on 3D software and rapid prototyping machines. Her work is the definition of sophisticated style and visionary design.
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Emily Chapman is a 3D technical designer, a perfectionist who pushes the limits of technology and jewelry construction techniques. With such a distinct style of strong use of lines and shapes, her page is a treasure trove for all types of creative inspiration. As she says on her site: “A passion for jewelry and its intricacies, an undying love for graphic design, and an undo button, has led to using CAD as her primary form of designing and creating jewelry.”
Slice Lab is a think tank based in New York and San Francisco specializing in innovative digital design. Much of their inspiration comes from their architectural background. Their creations are virtual experiments where sculpture, technology and the organic world all crash together to create something new. They combine parametric software techniques and organic geometries with next-generation fabrication methods.
Unique items for unique people. That’s the slogan of the Archetypez studio in San Diego, California. Archetype Z Studio creates modern and outstanding jewelry for urban people through digital fabrication methods. They specialize in unique 3D printed, laser cut, and handmade pieces for those that seek innovation in design. Discover an entire portfolio of work that is definitely worth to follow.
We noticed Han Yin, the founder of ANNXANNXDESIGN on Shapeways. She likes to think of the body as a landscape for jewelry. Han Yin focuses on expressing the elegance of this landscape, and exploring the gesture of each element as it rests on the skin. ANNXANNXDESIGN creates unique and highly intricate “wearable structures” for special occasions and daily life. Be sure to check out her page for plenty of day-to-day inspiration.
MALINKO Design is an Australian studio focusing on beautiful, yet functional and innovative product design for everyday use. The main philosophy of Malinko is to play and experiment with new and recycled materials and new technologies to achieve unique and functional designs. Malinko creates stunning pieces that are manufactured specifically for each customer.
Looking for some whimsical and eccentric jewelry? Check out Bathsheba’s work. A sculptor thinking about geometry, science, and biomorphic fantasies who created his own authentic style. Whether you’re shopping or just checking out some art, you will enjoy these unique designs.
Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Nervous System offers more than 10 jewelry collections, each inspired by particular natural phenomena or patterns. Dendrite collection mimics the aggregate, branching growth of dendritic crystals and coral. Hyphae collection (see the picture above) was inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems.
A 3D Printing Artist, Designer and Engineer from the Netherlands, letting his imagination run wild! Virtox specializes in applied mathematical and organic generative design and special effects for 3D printing. Using its own versatile voxel engine allows Virtox to grow just about any structure or pattern in full color, both in 2D or 3D. Patterns or forms can be grown inside the volume of an object or only on the surface.
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