Designed by JULIA KOERNER
The HY CLUTCH features intricate and complex organic forms that are inspired by natural hymenium lamella structures. Designed by award-winning Designer Julia Koerner, and sustainably manufactured from plant-based materials in JK3D's solar-powered lab in California.
The HY CLUTCH is fully 3D-Printed and features an integrated closure clasp, partial opening hinge, and interior pocket - all monolithically created by the same process and material. It can be carried by hand with an ergonomic grip along its lamellas, or through a shoulder strap with integrated loops; lastly, it can be displayed resting angles on its lamellas.
The product demonstrates a new approach of disrupting traditional manufacturing techniques and questions critical issues in production such as environmental concerns. With JK3D we are rethinking urban manufacturing in regard to local production, reducing global carbon footprint, on demand fabrication, reducing material waste through additive manufacturing and implementing sustainable resources such as biodegradable and plant based materials.
The product was further developed in Austria as part of the Vienna Business Agency Grant "creative project" 2021.
The HY• MINI is entirely 3D printed, including its hinge, closure clasp and interior pocket. It features an iconic design that is inspired by natural hymenium lamella structures and can only be created using additive manufacturing, resulting in a hand bag consisting of 2.396 layers and made locally from renewable plant-based polymers. The lamellar structure creates intricate voids which enable you to peek inside.
The HY CLUTCH has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2021 and has been Long Listed for Dezeen’s Product Design and Wearable Award 2021.
HY Clutch Ice
Part of the exhibition "Design without Borders" Budapest Fall 2021 and "Demo Demo" UCLA AUD Fall 2021
HY Clutch Slate
Part of the Permanent Collection MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna
Hy Clutch Bone
Part of the Permanent Collection Materials Library FIDM Los Angeles
Part of the Auction Here & Now A+D Museum Los Angeles
Design Vision, Creative Direction and Execution by Julia Koerner
Design Team: Julia Koerner, Kais Al-Rawi, Kyoung Eun Park, Gloria Yan and Emma Sanson
Copyright JK3D 2021. JK3D is a registered trademark.
Photography: Elena Kulikova | Videography: Michael Wells
Editing: Naomi Neururer
Animation: Mariana Tanova
Model: Britni Sumida | Hair & MUA: Beauty by Berenz