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ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATIONS (February 2019)

Manchester's variety of architecture has aesthetically inspired me since I moved here in 2017 - I consistently found myself taking photos of design features and details I found in the buildings around me. These photos lead to this collection of functional wearable objects, inspired by the brutalist symmetry of The Arndale Tower. This was the first project I began to consider CAM techniques in the making process, and as a feature in the final objects - it allowed me to quickly produce numerous samples in varying materials and shapes, before I encompassed a 3D drawing technique to finalise the pieces and their arrangements. The main material I focused on was acrylic, but also investigated Formica, MDF and leather in development. I believe for a piece to be handmade, it should involve some aspect of 'traditional' craftsmanship, so the pieces are each held together by hand-made metal rivets.


Architectural Brooch Card Holder

Laser cut acrylic, aluminium rivets, stainless steel brooch pin

90mm x 55mm

Architectural Card Holder with Belt Attachment

Laser cut and engraved acrylic, aluminium rivets

90mm x 55mm

Architectural Card Holder with Flap

Laser cut and engraved acrylic, Formica, aluminium rivets

90mm x 55mm

Architectural Card Holder with Lanyard Attachment

Laser cut acrylic, copper rivets

90mm x 55mm




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