While 3D printed fashion still has a long, long way to go before it becomes fodder for mainstream closets, there are signs that style is sneaking into the additive manufacturing realm slowly, but surely. An example comes in the form of the Cell Cycle Cuffs by Massachusetts-based Nervous System, a company helmed by MIT alums Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg.
Designed using custom software and printed on a 3D machine, the c-shaped cuffs have double layer construction that the designers say would be impossible to create using traditional manufacturing methods. The organic, cell-like shapes draw their inspiration from the forms of Radiolarians, which, for the uninitiated, are tiny organisms whose mineral skeletons can be found blanketing parts of the ocean floor.
Cuffs are available in a flexible, white material and stainless steel. We spotted them first on site of NY-based Shapeways. You’ll find much more of this design duo’s work waiting on their own site.
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