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.

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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".

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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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