3D printing has come a long way. The time where it was solely used by industrial manufacturers or high brow architect offices is behind us. It’s not about ‘rapid prototyping’ anymore, it has become a very innovative mass-scale production method that will certainly evolve to a 3D printing home system in the future. With the technology also the printed items have evolved. Where 3D printing had a a more industrial and medical application, the products coming out of the machines today have quite a unique off-the-shelf feeling. From lamps to furniture to…jewellery.
And that’s where we are going with our Weekend Find. Tom De Kyvere is a young Belgian designer always looking for strong, emotional forms and searching for the sculpturality inside a functional object (his work as a sculptor with Belgian contemporary visual artist Nick Ervinck certainly influenced this design vision).
His collection computationally designed and 3d printed rings, Polyamory (from Greek πολύ [poly, meaning many or several] and Latin amor [love]) is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved” source: Wikipedia) is a combination of similar forms, connecting and coming together as one big sculpture on a ring.
If you would be around the beautiful historical city of Ghent today, you can find Tom (together with his other designs) with 74 other designers at the young designer fair De Invasie created by creative tandem Yves Drieghe and Bert Pieters. De Invasie is a platform supporting young Belgian and Dutch designers. Basically they create a structure for young designers to bring their career to the next level and we can only applaud that since we share the same philosophy at I Love Belgium. I you are at the other side of the world today, don’t worry, you can check out (and buy) Tom’s jewellery in De Invasie webshop.
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