Italian design studio 'MHOX' is using 3D-printing to make eye-catching facial accessories. Although jewelry-making is an ancient craft, new technology has dramatically changed the way designers are producing new products. This design team is taking advantage of digital tools to create accessories that are unlike any other.
MHOX uses computer algorithms and 3D-printing technology to create high-fashion facial accessories. The studio's recent 'Carapace' project features a series of bespoke masks, which were made from 3D scans of each customer's face. Once the shape of each mask has been finalized, the designers used digital tools to create unique patterns that mimic the exoskeleton of arthropods. As designer Alessandro Zomparelli explains, "Using the computer it is possible to simulate natural phenomena in a digital environment."
The Carapace series demonstrates how new technology is changing the process of jewelry-making and the look of the final product.