Hot Pop Factory has released two new 3D printed jewelry collections, one of which features the premier use of 3D printed wood in jewelry, according to company co-founder and designer By-Ying Miao.
The new material is highlighted in the design of the company's Boreal Necklace, a 3D printed pendant composed of recycled wood polymer. Each piece is defined by a soft curvature and heat-induced striations which, like fingerprints, are unique to every item.
The second collection, Platonix, is a bright and playful series of accessories that feature three-dimensionally intertwined platonic geometry made of 3D printed nylon. "As if frozen in dance, the composition and movement of each element is algorithmically generated, deriving countless unique variants of the intricate design," says Miao.
The new collections are now available for purchase at the company's website, but there are a limited number of variations for both collections. Says Miao: "Once an item is purchased, it will no longer be available and a different design will take its place."