odo fioravanti 3D prints clutches that explore icosahedral structures
odo fioravanti 3D prints clutches that explore icosahedral structures odo fioravanti 3D prints clutches that explore icosahedral structures
mar 18, 2016

odo fioravanti 3D prints clutches that explore icosahedral structures

odo fioravanti 3D prints clutches that explore icosahedral structures
(above) the bag comes in three colours: powder blue, soft white and rust red
all images courtesy of odo fioravanti




‘ivy’, the new clutch designed by odo fioravanti for maison 203, resembles illustrations found on the books of the first botanical explorers: true plant hunters, tireless travellers, always in search of unknown seeds and flowers, ready to stun the world with their amazing discoveries. a closer look reveals another curious similarity: the bag’s structure is based on the football shape, that is the most popular application of the truncated icosahedron – a 3D solid made of hexagonal and pentagonal faces – one of the most intriguing solids known as archimedean or semi-regular. this is the origin of the designer’s idea to explore how disc-shaped surfaces on an icosahedral structure could intersect creating a new stellated solid.


video courtesy of odo fioravanti


the clutch has a botanical feeling to it




the result of this geometric and rational research paradoxically leads to a decorative effect: it happens that the overlapping surfaces of the clutch turn into leaves and become the key in the pattern that verges on the hypnotic, that draws circles and hexagonal leafy branches. a happy rhythm that reminds of the fascination of the tropics.

the scheme is based on an archimedean solid

the discs on the icosahedral structure expand and intersect creating the leaves

a delicate dotted texture highlights the leaves

the leaves naturally emerge from the surface

the edge between the two parts of the clutch is perfectly hidden under the leaves



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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