Through a unique project, students from ECAL and CSEM’s engineers have effortlessly combined modern arts & crafts and nanotechnology to create a series of innovative jewelry pieces, "Structural Colors".
Collaboration (2022) by Sarah Rémy, Sarah Yao, Carlota Pons, Yosuke Shimano, Caroline Lejeune
The complex jewelry forms envisioned by the students were created with 3D printing, pushing CSEM’s engineers to reinterpret their nanotechnologies in a refreshing, esthetic way.
Silicon nitride was deposited in thin layers on the surface of some pieces, enhancing the designs by creating a colorful iridescent effect. On the other pieces, customized nanotechnology scatters light to create a pearlescent effect.
The result of this unique collaboration is five jewellery collections, created under the direction of the Lausanne-based studio Panter&Tourron by students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL.