20th Century Influence

I intentionally create a project that mixed several different styles and influences together. There is a slight influence of the Radical Design movement. The design has clean lines and geometric shapes. The color scheme derives from the Pop movement. It feeds off of the bright colors and tends to draw the eye. This is a combination that is similar to a lot of the preppy jewelry that is popular today.


When it comes to the progress with in the design, I am currently cutting initial designs. However, I am discovering that the laser cutter has their own tolerances and tend to remove more material then I originally intended which makes the designs slightly misaligned. I am in progress of adjusting the designs to make sure that they work better. I hope to have a working design printed by the beginning of next week. This will allow me sometime to play around with the colors and functional position.

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  • Derek Sikora
    April 4, 2016 6:24 pm

    I’d like to note how comfortable that couch looks, could definitely bounce around on it quite nicely! Luckily since you are taking the lasercutting approach, it seems you will be able to prototype quickly. It seems like you have this covered, but you’ll want to look into the thickness or material removal the lasercutting machine you use imposes on the selected material.

  • Elyse Skinner
    April 3, 2016 4:06 pm

    I think it is cool you are combining different design movements to create your final project. I think it will make it stronger and put a new twist on jewelry design done in the past. It is also smart of you to be thinking about what is marketable nowadays. Since you are working in the fashion aspect of design, it is good to look back at other decades fashions and current fashion to predict or create what will be the new and trendy jewelry/article of clothing etc. It will be cool to see how your aesthetic turns out. That sounds really difficult getting the pieces to line up, especially if the laser cutter isn’t being as accurate as you would like. Your timeline goal sounds good too and I think it definitely will allow you time to consider the colors and details of the final project.


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