Dyvsign is at the forefront of developments in the field of 3D printing with conversions to special and exclusive designs. Designer Yvonne Zummeren (1984) is an art historian who takes inspiration for her creations from works of art. She sees her wearable designs as a medium, taking the original story from the artist and bringing it across to a wider audience.
"During my art history studies, I found that telling the story behind the artwork is a great way for people to become more enthusiastic about art. The art inspired bracelets are printed with a 3D printer, combining both traditional and modern."
Undeniably the design of wearable Dyvsign creations are real conversation pieces, through the creative process, as well as the narrative and artistic concept.
Currently the collection consists of three different models. ‘La Gerbe’ is inspired by the eponymous work of Matisse and is printed in a nylon powder (available in five different colors). With the work ‘La danse des Voiles’, Picasso served as inspiration for this bracelet from nylon powder. Feminist Barbara Krüger with ‘Your gaze hits the side of my face’ is the basis for the third bracelet, which is partly printed in bronze.
The bracelets have been published in various media and can be purchased in a number of Dutch museum shops, including the Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo. They are also available from specific stores specializing in 3D printers as well as other online stores. Please visit the website (www.dyvsign.nl) for more information.
‘La Gerbe’ is inspired by the eponymous work of Matisse and is printed in a nylon powder.
One of the techniques used by the French artist Henri Matisse was the cutting out of organic forms using colored paper (cut out technique) and laying them in such a way to form a vivid composition. ‘La Gerbe’ from 1953 is a good example and was his last great work before he died.
A few years earlier, in the town of Vence in the south of France, the ‘Chapelle du Saint-Marie Rosaire’ was built. Matisse designed most of this chapel. The structure, furnishings, wall hangings, the clothing of the priest and the stained glass windows. These windows clearly demonstrate his cut out technique, and the colors that he used in them are symbols of the surrounds where the chapel stands. The cobalt blue symbolizes not only Maria, but also the Mediterranean Sea and the ever blue sky of southern France. The yellow stands for the sun and the green for the ever present green in nature.
The bracelet from the 3D printer is inspired using this cut out technique from Matisse and shows the recognizable cut leaves and the vivid style in which they are positioned.
Please Note: when ordered via Shapeways you'll get the bracelet in white.
With the work ‘La danse des Voiles’, Picasso served as inspiration for this bracelet from nylon powder. 1907 was a productive year for Picasso, but two pieces of work particularly stand out from that year. The first was ‘Les demoiselles d'Avignon’ from which it is said that the origins of modern art began. Picasso had enormous influence from African masks and he worked with the geometric forms he saw in them. With ‘La danse des voiles’ (French for veil dance), he used the elements from ‘Les Demoiselles d'Avignon’ and then went a step further using contours to further emphasize the geometric form.
This bracelet lifts the female ‘out the painting’ with the contours crossing and curving in the oval shape of the bracelet. You can see the detail of her arm beside her head, her breasts and passing to her waist, hips and upper and lower legs through to the other side of the wrist. It is a striking bracelet, not only because of the 3D printer, but also the way in which the shapes are contoured without the female shape being immediately visible, as well as the great story behind it. The impressive ‘La danse des voiles’ is also on display at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.