In the exhaustive list of forward-thinking fashion designers that leverage 3D printing for their creations, Ganit Goldstein is certainly a name that we have heard more than once. From shoes to clothing, Goldstein’s increasing use of 3D printing reveals the need to create products that can be easily worn by the average consumer. That’s anyway, exactly what she achieves in her latest project.
This time, Goldstein laid eyes on another 3D printing technology, the one of Satori. As you know, the London-based manufacturer of 3D printers debuted on the market last year by launching its ST1600 3D Printer and a Partnership Program; a program that first saw a collaboration with MAHDI NAIM DESIGN LAB to improve the “Work from Home” Lifestyle.
In this project, Goldstein and Satori have developed a collection of showstopping 3D printed necklaces. The fact that thejewellery pieces light up in a dream-like effect is a sort of tribute to Satori’s brand, a Japanese name that means enlightenment.
“I was inspired by the word “Satori” which means enlightenment, and the aim for these necklaces is to reflect positivity and light while connecting art and technology.” Commented 3D printing fashion designer Ganit Goldstein. “Technology and digitalisation played an important role in the collection in more than just one way. We worked on this project remotely over video calls due to lockdown restrictions in London, but the collaboration was still a very smooth and successful process, proving the vital role technology plays in our lives.”
Designed by Goldstein and printed on Satori’s ST1600 3D printer, the team has embedded WiFi-controlled inner lights of changeable colours into the intricate jewellery pieces. It takes 25 minutes to Satori to print each necklace, which costs no more than £3k (€3425 = USD 4153). According to the creators, those complex designs that outline a crystallized effect could have only be achieved using AM.
“Satori’s latest collaboration is not just about innovating a 3D printed necklace, but it’s the beginning of how 3D printing will transform the jewellery industry. We view jewellery as not something limited to just gold or diamonds, which have a mysterious supply chain. We have already heard about lab-grown diamonds which started to disrupt the jewellery industry with affordability, ethical sourcing and high customisation capacities. Satori’s 3D printing innovation aims to move this even further: you don’t need a lab, you can produce beautifully customised gems at home, right on your desk, grown by your creativity and imagination. Striding forward, we will continue to transform more industries with our interdisciplinary collaborations”, states Satori CEO Chengxi Wang.
People often say, “make jewellery contact before eye contact”. For the first time, that’s exactly what will happen to any woman who will wear this ready-to-wear collection of 3D printed necklaces.
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