dutch design week 2011: jointed jewels by alissia melka teichroew
dutch design week 2011: jointed jewels by alissia melka teichroew dutch design week 2011: jointed jewels by alissia melka teichroew
oct 22, 2011
dutch design week 2011: jointed jewels by alissia melka teichroew

‘jointed jewels’ by alissia melka-teichroew
image © jan habraken & AMT

new york-based dutch designer alissia melka-teichroew of byAMT inc is showing pieces of her jointed jewels collection
at dutch design week 2011. using the same ball joints as those found in cars and hip replacements,
each piece appears to be assembled out of separate parts. using selective laser sintering, the jewelry objects can be printed
as a single entity, a ball inside a ball, and do not require any assemblage. 
the technology has been applied in a variety of ways and color has been added to the coated nylon material to create blue,
pink and yellow variations. the newest versions of the jewels also come in black.

to go to the website dedicated to the jointed jewels collection, click here

the collection includes rings, bracelets, and necklaces 

image © lisa klappe 

different shapes and colors can be made with the same process 

image © lisa klappe 

example of pieces with several joints 
image © lisa klappe 

covered in metallic leafing
image © lisa klappe 

new collection has balls of various sizes and textures 
image © jan habraken & AMT

‘the jointed story’ by alissia MT

comments policy
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

dutch design week 2011 (18 articles)