The sunburst pattern radiates outwards in the endless geometric perfection of the circle. At some points it is thin, almost imperceptible; at others, bold and bright. This is Ray, the new piece of 3D-printed jewellery designed by Filippo Mambretti for .bijouets. Ray is a ring with powerful dramatic impact. The sunburst motif evokes the stark yet aerodynamic shapes of American Art Deco. But there is contemporary inspiration too: artist Uros Mihic’s spiky origami.
It’s quite deliberate. Ray is designed like an Art Deco sculpture: rounded curves softening the abstraction of the geometric shapes. “I’ve reinterpreted this early 20th-century style,” explains the designer. “Ray is a fusion. It is designed as a whole, with stark but free-flowing lines, geometricized shapes in harmony .”Art Deco originated in France, where it provided the keynote theme of the International Exposition in 1925. To this day the style is a point of reference for fashion and design. That’s why Ray’s spreading silhouette embodies a present-day inspiration too. Uros Mihic is an indefatigable creator of origami of extreme elegance. His paper sculptures transform pages of old books into sunburst patterns of ultra-thin rays. The effect is almost hypnotic.
The innovative professional 3D printing technology conveys the infinite effects of the ring shape with full, expressive force. .bijouets uses a language of technical hand-crafting. Retro style is combined with hi-tech, experimentation and attention to detail. So all the brand’s fashion design collections are unique. They become genuine, wearable digital sculptures. The material is 100 percent sintered nylon, available in black, bright blue, wine red and teal.
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