Challenge 2022 | Alberto Ghirardello


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Alberto Ghirardello Italy 

Gutenberg pendant

Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature

Materials 316L stainless steel, 3D-printed

Size 25x25x23mm (pendant)


Alberto Ghirardello has taken up the challenge launched by Tincal lab to work on the theme Jewelry and Literature designing two new pieces exclusively conceived for the exhibition, which are expressions of the possibilities offered by metal SLS / SLA 3D printing. The Gutenberg collection (ring and pendant) interprets the theme as a clear homage to the homonymous typographer and printer of the 15th century, who invented the movable type printing that allowed the spread of literature.

A heap of movable type merges to become a single decorative mass with an abstract but highly recognizable shape: the jewels’ geometry are irreplicable with technologies different from SLS / SLA 3D printing and are manufactured in stainless steel, to recall the same material of the original movable type.