3DP Applications

3D Printed: One in a Million — (Baby) Bird

It was lovely to hear from Michiel Cornelissen over the weekend. Michiel is a talented designer, hailing from the Netherlands, who, among other things is currently pushing boundaries as he explores 3D printed jewellery designs. I covered Michiel’s ‘Mesh Matryoshkas’ jewellery collection for design label Soonsalon back in March and Michiel dropped me a line to tell me about his latest project with Soonsalon, which is just as eye-catching, called One In A Million Bird. These 3D printed ‘bird rings’ take advantage of the customization value of the manufacturing process, and each one is unique — every single ring in the One In A Million Bird series “grows” into a unique shape and character. In turn this ensures that only one, like yours, will exist, ever.

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For the creation of the design, Michiel uses a software algorithm to come up with a new bird for every single product that is made — there will be small ones, and big ones, thin and fat, looking up, down, right, left … and so on. In essence — there are a million different combinations.

The One In A Million Bird series was introduced at the Maison & Objet fair last weekend. The rings are produced in coloured polyamide in a choice of black, white, grey, red, indigo, purple, pink, dark green, brown, blue, yellow and orange.

The rings are available now via Soonsalon for just under 30 euros.