wearables :: fabrication

Inspired by digital modeling and model-making techniques used in architecture, we began to design wearable accessories in laser-cut fiberglass. The wearables are designed in 3D using digital modeling software and line-drawings obtained from the 3D model are sent to the CNC laser-cutting machine to cut out the patterns from fiberglass sheets. The pieces are then glued together in layers, producing a wearable, variegated 3D model.

The inherent quality of fiberglass is that of fiberoptics: when light enters any cut edge of the material, it propagates through and exits from all cut or sintered edges. To enhance the finely cut and layered wearables, and LED light is introduced at one point, which lights up the entire accessory in different colors.