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Forget structured silhouettes and strategic pleating: Philly jewelry designer Joshua Demonte has given all new meaning to architectural detail. The Tyler grad's glass-filled polyamide pieces are created via 3D printers for an over-the-top accessory that transforms an arm, wrist, or neck into a building foundation:
My jewelry objects mimic ancient architectural elements activating the space surrounding the body and altering the viewers perception of the wearer...The wearer becomes a landscape in which my work has been positioned.
We're not sure we're zoned for that kinda thing (Hyuk!) We kid, but Demonte's work is the real deal. His Aqueduct Collar (top left) is currently on display at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in the exhibition "40 under 40: Craft Futures."
· Joshua Demonte: create architectural jewelry with 3D printing [3ders.org]
· Joshua Demonte [Official Site]