Thursday, April 15, 2010

Alister Yiap - Designer with many layers.

There are many layers to Perth based jewellery designer Alister Yiap; designing jewellery at all different levels from Runway, Commercial to Gallery pieces. Yiap’s latest range titled Lamina uses technology advancement in design, which brings raw product design to consumers direct. With the help of computer aided design (CAD) to print his latest collection in 3D!

Yiap explains "There are specific properties with Jewellery design which unfortunately cannot be hand fabricated. This new process in design has allowed me to explore designs which would be near impossible to make by hand"

This manufacturing technology; commonly known as rapid prototyping takes virtual designs from CAD and transforms them into thin successive layers until the model is complete; where the virtual model and the physical model are identical.
"I’ve had these designs in my visual diary since my University days, I just had no direct access to the technology… until now!"

Manufactured in The Netherlands, the Lamina range comes in two base materials; Bronze infused Stainless Steel and Acrylic photopolymer in colours; Opal White and Charcoal Black. With the additional use of Sterling Silver components and Stainless Steel chain to complement, the range starts from $30 - $150 AUD.

Available in store now.
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