Penrose 2016
3D print

All a matter of mathematics. And of astonishing poetry, coming from the paradoxes and illusions of perception. Tenacious geometric structures become vibrant patterns, rigid schemes materialise nonchalantly to generate a game of inlaid work that combines artificial with natural, rules ...

All a matter of mathematics. And of astonishing poetry, coming from the paradoxes and illusions of perception. Tenacious geometric structures become vibrant patterns, rigid schemes materialise nonchalantly to generate a game of inlaid work that combines artificial with natural, rules with creativity, almost simulating the harmonies hidden behind our everyday lives. Penrose, the new collection of 3D printed jewellery created by the Israeli designer Omri Revesz for Maison 203, recaptures the tiling invented by Roger Penrose and Robert Aman in 1974: a pattern of geometric shapes that combine two rhombus shapes of different sizes to create an endless pattern. A mathematical structure interpreted by the designer to become a platform for an infinite number of design possibilities.
In fact, the Penrose collection starts from a rigorous geometric architecture that never repeats itself in an identical manner thanks to the asymmetric pattern. A very natural result is generated that brings together both order and disorder to create accessories that contrast with the body, while merging with it. A collection that speaks the language of the oxymoron and harmony, open to new interpretations, also suggested by the diversity of colours. “Each shade effects the suggestions inspired by the jewellery,” explains the designer. “For example, mustard and darker shades of red recapture the material aspect of the earth and surfaces parched by the sun, brighter colours transform the tiles into flower petals, while black gives the collection an elegant geometric simplicity.”
The extreme versatility of 3D printing – a main feature of the Maison 203 collections – gives this new line of accessories a unique character, based on an overlapping of algorithms and mathematical geometries, rigorous schemes and natural patterns. “The association between nature and technology is a highly recurring theme in our collections,” says Orlando Fernandez, founder of the brand together with his wife Lucia De Conti, “maybe because all kinds of mathematical structures are found in the natural world, so it often becomes a reference and inspiration for designers who take up the challenge of 3D printing and the infinite creative possibilities it offers, giving different results each time that range from simulation to the geometrical synthesis of plant forms.”

The Penrose collection made of sintered nylon will be previewed at the September edition of Maison & Objet in Paris. The collection consists of 6 earrings, 2 brooches, 4 rings, 2 necklaces with pendant and 2 chokers, in the colours of black, midnight blue, jungle green, blood red, clay, mustard and double tones – hand painted – mustard/gold, blood red/burgundy, jungle green/olive green. A collection that effortlessly combines mathematics with poetry.

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Production Maison 203
Materials Sintered SLS Nylon powder
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