…LACE is a line of 3D printed wearable designs by Jenny Wu, a partner in the architecture office, Oyler Wu Collaborative. The intricately detailed design pieces extend from Jenny’s avant-garde architectural work, merging her modern design sensibilities with the latest in 3-D printing technology and material. The design of the pieces, ranging from necklaces to rings, uses complex, interlocking elements to create a bold statement around the body, whether it is the neck or the finger.
Jenny Wu is the founder and design director of LACE. She is also a partner at the Los Angeles based architecture and design office, Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she started in 2004 with Dwayne Oyler. The office has been published globally and is recognized for its experimentation in design and fabrication. Their work straddles between two scales — small scale, experimental installations and large scale iconic building projects in Asia and US. The office has won numerous design awards, including the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record, 2013 Emerging Talent Award from AIA California Council, 2012 Presidential Honor Award for Emerging Practice from AIA LA, Taiwan’s ADA Award for Emerging Architect, and 2011 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League in New York. They published the book, Pendulum Plane, in 2009, and are working on their latest publication, Trilogy, which will be out in the Fall of 2014. Jenny is currently a member of the design faculty at Sci-Arc (Southern California Institue of Architecture)….
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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!