Today I’m starting a new column: Support the Handmade Revolution.
I’m going to tell you the stories of the makers that I like the most, found around the internet, or more often known during some handmade market, as for the one I’m introducing to you today.
Flatwig is a independent design project by Erica Agogliati and Francesca Avian, who have chosen one of the newest forms of handmade: the laser cut.
That’s it, laser-cut, as well as 3D printing, as forms of self-production, are now ready to be officially recognized as pure forms of handmade production. Maybe not in the traditional sense of the term, but for a geek like me the coincidence between these notions sounds perfect.
Erica are Francesca are young, but have made their way in a very short time, reflecting the fact that their idea is definitely a winning: raise your hand if you did not put one of their rings in your letter to Santa.
Forma is their first stainless steel jewels collection, conceived following this thought: “We love translating the forms, the materials and the traditions that are part of our everyday experience in a contemporary aesthetic.”.
Flatwig’s objects are laser cut by Vectorealism.
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When we were in Alexander Platz we saw an astronaut printed on the tram window. Flatwig was about to come to light and we felt like this astronaut making a step into the outer space. The astronaut moved away from the window and became part of the universe of Flatwig.
[from Flatwig Tumblr]