Armure is the innovative clutch that combines the unique design possibilities of 3D printing, with a high quality product.

The clutch of Maison 203, the Italian brand of accessories in 3D printing, has been designed by Odo Fioravanti, designer winner of the Compasso d’Oro 2011 and the German Design Award 2014.

The insight came from a survey based on the observation of botanical fruits of cypress, wood and rounded cones that resemble pine cones, divided into a number of scales separated by narrow slits. Hence the idea to create rounded shapes, almost suspended over an internal volume, which shows the structure of the pine cone.

The two overlapping layers create an effect of depth,” says Odo Fioravanti, “and the clutch is reinforced by this sweet elastic armor, a kind of exoskeleton made possible by the versatility of 3D printing.”

The delicate external armor, thanks to the protruding plates, hides the opening that is equipped with a practical magnet system. In this way, the clutch – entirely made of sintered nylon – seems like a perfect shell, a little ripe fruit that turns into an accessory that will enhance the look of a woman and make it attractive and successful. The clutch is completed by a thin chain that allows it to be used as a shoulder bag.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous”, said Aristotele. The result of Odo Fioravanti is not only a clutch: it is the experience between the mix of nature and geometrical and organic shapes, between technology and natural inspiration.

Once again, and this time in Italy, the use of the 3d print technology becomes a tool for fashion.

Armure, realized in black, pale pink, bordeaux and dark blue, is big 19 x 14 x 6 cm and will be soon available on Maison 203, www.maison203.com.

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