Contemporary creative Julia Körner really knocks it out of the park with the design of the Setae 3D-printed jacket. For the aesthetic, she takes cues from the beautiful wings of the Madagascan Sunset Butterfly. To achieve the expressive pattern, Julia Körner used microscopic photographs of the insect's wing. The algorithm was able to translate the color pixels into "bristles"—each of which was intended to resemble setae. These were then 3D-printed onto denim, bringing about the final product and "an enigmatic visual effect" for all to enjoy.
The key objective of the project, besides the fact of creating a strikingly elegant visual product that can be worn, was to showcase "how technology can work in harmony with textiles." The 3D-printed jacket is part of the Chro-Morpho Collection by Stratasys.
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