And the winner is... Sara Barroccu: with her Barsa project the young architect from Olbia who lives and works in Rome won our DesignWinMake contest, this time dedicated to 3D printing. Sara won with a bijoux collection based on a simple shape: an irregular prism with six faces turned into a little digital sculpture. Every piece of the collection comes from new shapes and materials and, thanks to its handmade finishing, is in fact unique.


Sara and her Origini earrings

“With Barsa – Sara told us after the award ceremony, held in Florence during Florence Design Week launch event - I mixed my experience as an architect with my passion for jewels. Both Origini earrings and Monumenta bracelet are inspired by the contaminations you can find so often in a city like Rome. Monumental gates and facades are very familiar for me and I 'redraw' them in the geometric shapes of my parure".

“Winning DesignWinMake - told Sara - is a reward for my work and the passion I put in my projects, and also a big boost in confidence to keep on exploring 3D printing. It's  a technology which lets you follow a product's making in every phase, creating objects which combine creativity, functionality and craftsmanship. Also, 3D printing let you go beyond the limits traditional technologies set to your imagination".


The Monumenta bracelet

"I bought my 3D printer more than one year ago - Sara told us - and since then it's an inseparable friend. We've been riding for miles together, it's always been beside me with its safety belt on!".

DesignWinMake was a personal success also for Troy Nachtigall, who came in second with his Twist of Fate parure. Third place ex aequo for two projects: Skiddi, an original ski accessory created by Sergio Pedolazzi and Enzo Nezi; Cambiami, quick-change glasses designed by D’Arc.Studio. We'll talk soon about these three projects: stay tuned!


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