B3 Trail – Bracelet
B3 Trail is designed on a set of shapes which vary widely in size and form but still exhibit a certain order as well as allowing to experience the difference in relative contrast. The smaller openings cluster around a notional trail which undulates across the length of the bracelet. The remaining material is finely articulated in its profiles. B3 Trail can be ordered below. Also see the other material options. In black nylon this goes for 10% of the gold plated version.
The bracelet is digitally designed and 3D printed as wax model. A raw brass form cast via a lost-wax method. The brass is hand polished and electroplated with 18K gold. 3D printing, casting, polishing and plating is done at the factory of the future by Shapeways.
The material thickness is carefully adjust using a custom interface which gives color coded feedback on the dimensions and highlights areas which exceed the minimum thickness in the 3D printing process.