claesson koivisto rune: torus bracelet for dfts factory claesson koivisto rune: torus bracelet for dfts factory
feb 19, 2012

claesson koivisto rune: torus bracelet for dfts factory

‘torus’ by claesson koivisto rune, produced by dfts factory image © designboom

swedish design trio claesson koivisto rune holds a deep respect for the handicraft of their native culture, blending these traditions with cutting edge techniques in the industry. this is exhibited through ‘torus’, a women’s bracelet they designed that is produced by dfts factory.

it takes approximately four hours to produce one bracelet, which is built from 2208 individual loose 3D printed nylon plastic parts.  the precision distances between the links result in a final object that is soft, and can almost be described as having the feel of a textile fabric. with ‘torus’, claesson koivisto rune have pushed the boundaries for what is possible with the selective laser sintering (SLS) manufacturing technique. the additive process uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic or glass powders into a mass that has a desired 3-dimensional shape. in the case of ‘torus’ the laser selectively melds powdered nylon material by scanning cross-sections generated from a 3D digital description of the part (for example from a CAD file) on the surface of a powder bed. after each cross-section is scanned, the powder bed is lowered by one layer, whereby a new layer of material is applied on top. the process is repeated until the part is completed. ‘torus’ is a bracelet that shows the infiltration of architectural construction translated into fashion and vice versa.

‘through modern 3d manufacturing and selective laser sintering (sls), new shapes are possible. shapes that cannot be made either by conventional machines or traditional handicraft. torus is such a shape. the torus can be described as a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle. it is now also the name of a bracelet.‘ – claesson koivisto rune

‘torus’  color variations image © designboom

the ‘torus’ bracelet was on display at the dfts factory presentation during stockholm design week 2012 image © designboom

the ‘torus’ bracelet is available in various colors

eero koivisto of claesson koivisto rune portrait © designboom

eero koivisto speaks to designboom about ‘torus’ video © designboom

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