LACE is a line of 3D printed wearable designs by Jenny Wu, a partner in the award-winning architecture office, Oyler Wu Collaborative. The intricately detailed design pieces extend from Jenny’s avant-garde architectural work, merging her modern design sensibilities with the latest in 3-D printing technology and material. The design of the pieces, ranging from necklaces to rings, uses complex, interlocking elements to create a bold statement around the body. LACE launched on October 1, 2014 and is available on LACE – Jenny Wu online store.
“I enjoy the possibilities that FDM offers, as it enables me to directly manufacture jewelry pieces as opposed to just prototype,” says Wu. “After some experimentation, I found that the ABS-M30 in particular was the best 3D printing material for Tangens.”
The Tangens necklace is created with the Stratasys Fortus 400mc Production System, using the benefits of tight tolerances and fine details produced by Stratasys FDM technology. It will be offered for sale in black, white, and translucent. LACE is most recently written up in Forbes.com and Architect Magazine regarding the recent launch, as well as in Wall Street Journal and 3dPrint.com regarding design director Jenny Wu’s collaboration with a global 3D printing company, Stratasys, in developing a collection that pushes the 3D printing technology.