Joanne Hayek and her sustainable fashion and accessories company VANINA highlights in her latest collection, the beauty and fragility of nature through contemporary 3D printed jewellery.
Using the Mcor machine, Joanne works with paper such as the devalued Lebanese Lira, to 3D print intricate leaf like structures found in the natural world.
“The starting point for the design was the idea of using paper as a raw material, which could be transformed into a new object, & thus carry on a second life,”
explained Hayek. “Taking it a step further, we chose to work with used papers, in line with our environmental policy that focuses on raising awareness about waste management issues and maximising reuse in our collections.”
The jewellery pieces incorporate geometrical shapes, using software Rino 3D and Grasshopper to aid their computer design.