odo fioravanti’s armure clutches emulate the plates of pinecones

all photos courtesy of maison 203




‘armure’, designed by odo fioravanti for maison 203, incorporates the organic form of flowers or fruit to create an unconventional crossover between geometric and natural shapes. the conceptual basis for the clutch references the spherical pinecones of a cypress tree, evidenced in their rounded, 3D printed shapes separated by thin gaps; reminding viewers of the individual plates that comprise them. constructed from sintered nylon which conceals a magnetic clasp, the work achieves strong clean lines. ‘armure’ is being presented at maison et objet 2015.

odo fioravanti amure clutch maison designboom
the ‘armure’ clutches are being presented at maison 203 et objet 2015


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available in red, notice how the individual plates achieve an organic symmetry

amure for mason 4
the strong linear lines contrast the natural shape of cypress pinecones

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the natural finish clearly reveals the pinecone form
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the clutch comes available with an optional strap to increase its functionality 

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detail of the opening and sealing mechanism



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edited by: trevor reed | designboom