Maison 203 opens the new year by presenting the new “Kalikon” collection in Paris, at the Maison et Objet fair, a major international exhibition for luxury design and interior decoration, taking place from January 22nd to the 26th. Designer Giulio Iacchetti created the new collection in which aesthetics and functionality, geometry and movement, mechanics and style mix by combining talent and the use of 3D printing for proposing hidden closing mechanisms.
The collection, which includes two necklaces, one long necklace, two pairs of earrings and one ring, is based on a series of 3D printed rings that are combined together. The addition of ball joints makes the bijoux’s structure fully flexible. This unique motion is due to the presence of a small space on the outer circumference of each ring, a track that houses the joint connecting one element to another.
The lack of rigidity and the ability to move freely makes Kalikon jewels more elegant and captivating, revealing a contemporary style that accompanies the natural forms and movements of the human body. A hook placed in each collier, lets the wearer adjust the size of the chain, so that the long necklace becomes an additional mobile component. This gives the collier more customization options, since it is possible to change its shape according to where the additional component is inserted.
In a way, the design of the Kalikon accessories seem to evoke molecular particles with an apparent compositional rigor that is opposed to the flexibility of the collection. But the same circular shape and components also recall the primordial zen symbols for creation and the origin of everything. Thus, science, technology, spirituality and poetry characterize this new collection by Maison 203.
Each object is manufactured in laser sintered nylon and the range of colors available is particularly varied and eclectic, including powder pink, blood red, sage green, green jungle , powder blue, midnight blue and black. Pending the official launch, the collection can be viewed in the Maison 203 e-shop, on www.maison203.com.
Once again, this young Italian brand of 3D printed accessories raises the level of its products, by supporting innovative concepts and pre-contemporary style, striving to stay one step ahead of the newest fashion trends. For sure, the level of 3D printed designs has been increasing rapidly and this latest collection inlcudes some of the most professional looking 3D printed accessories seen to date. That is good, since Maison et Object in Paris is about as competitive a stage to prove that 3D printing is now the best possible technology to push the limits of design.