The Bharata bracelet, conceptualized by Filippo Mambretti for the Italian jewelry brand .bijouets, intricately marries 3D printing technology with the profound aesthetics of ethnic and tribal art.
Deriving its name from Bharatanatyam dancers, renowned for their captivating jewelry during performances, this bracelet celebrates the profound connection between dance and the human body. By leveraging 3D printing, the bracelet is sculpted from nylon, and later meticulously hand-finished and colored, offering it an artisanal touch. Its design serves as a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness of humans, earth, dance, and the emotions stemming from these relationships.
Filippo Mambretti, hailing from Como, Italy, was deeply influenced by his artisan grandparents. This love for design led him to pursue education at the Milan Polytechnic, subsequently achieving accolades in design and collaborating with esteemed design institutions. He now leads a design studio in Switzerland, expanding his influence across Europe.
.bijouets stands out as a forward-thinking Italian jewelry brand. Since 2013, they’ve been championing a unique blend of tradition and advanced techniques. Their commitment to 3D printing isn’t mere trend-following; it’s an environmentally conscious decision, emphasizing reduced waste and emissions.
You can see their full range of products, both 3D printed and otherwise, at this link right here.
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