michiel cornelissen rattles 3D printed brazilian sound ring michiel cornelissen rattles 3D printed brazilian sound ring
may 05, 2014

michiel cornelissen rattles 3D printed brazilian sound ring

michiel cornelissen rattles 3D printed brazilian sound ring
all images courtesy of michiel cornelissen




the ‘KXX’, pronounced kah-shi-shi in brazilian portuguese is a wearable sound device created by ontwerp-based designer michiel cornelissen. the pieces are based on caxixi instruments, typical of brazilian culture that rattle as the sound of beads bounce inside them. through the use of 3D printing they have been formed into a miniature ring shape, with the beads printed right inside them. the products can be used as a fun item of jewelry, as an actual percussion instrument, or maybe even by rowdy soccer fans cheering for their team.



‘KXX – 3D printed sound rings’
video courtesy of michiel cornelissen


the ‘KXX’ are 3D-printed sound rings


the rings can be worn as a percussion instrument


the small devices are based on the afro-brazilian caxixi instrument


top view


concept image



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