KELP • MINI
Designed by JULIA KOERNER
The KELP • MINI is entirely 3D printed, including its hinge, closure clasp and interior pocket. It features an iconic design that is inspired by natural kelp structures and can only be created using additive manufacturing, resulting in a hand bag consisting of 2980 layers and made locally from renewable plant-based polymers. The KELP • MINI is lighter than the HY Mini and has slightly larger pocket space.
The KELP • MINI by JK3D ® features a digitally crafted design by Award-winning Austrian Designer Julia Koerner that is inspired by the structure and performance of natural kelp topologies, found at the pacific coastline, Julia Koerner 3D-scanned kelp artifacts collected in Malibu, California and digitally crafted kelp inspired geometries which were featured in several designs including the Kelp Mask, Kelp Jacket, Kelp Necklace (which is also part of the permanent collection of the MAK, Museum of Applied Arts Vienna) and most recently the KELP MINI.
It features voids between its intricate geometry which create unique visual effects together with the translucency of the material, and also results in a lightweight clutch with a practical interior space.
Design Vision, Creative Direction and Execution by Julia Koerner
Design Team: Julia Koerner, Kais Al-Rawi and Emma Sanson
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