27 Jan '15, 4pm
What happens when an avant-garde architect 3D-prints jewelry?
As co-founder of an award-winning architecture firm in Los Angeles, Jenny Wu is more than familiar with the potential of rapid-prototyping technology . So when she decided to take a crack at jewelry design in her spare time, Wu already knew that three-dimensional printing was her answer. Her efforts resulted in "Lace," a line of intricate pieces that translate her avant-garde aesthetic into wearable statements. "My firm, Oyler Wu Collaborative , has been utilizing line-based geometries in the design of installations and buildings for some time," Wu tells Ecouterre. "I see the jewelry as an extension of the architectural inquiry, but now applying it to the body. We weave together intricate combinations of lines to create unique, three-dimensional pieces."