Today we focus the designer spotlight on KiorodesiGn, whose jewelry designs take inspiration from his hometown in Naples, oceanic themes and his background in the aeronautic industry. 

Name Ciro Esposito

aka KiorodesiGn

Location Naples

3D software of choice Unigraphics NX

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

About a year ago, my girlfriend drew a ring that she really liked. So I realized the 3D ring model and started looking for a 3D metal printing service . I found Shapeways as 3d printing service for designers and artists.  

How did you learn how to design in 3D?

I have been working as a cad designer in aerospace industry for twenty years, using several 3D cad system.  

How would you describe your creative process?

designs arise from a simple sketch, from an idea of the moment, and the desire to create something unique. My thrust is passion for design, and the pleasure of beauty and elegant.

Where do you do your best thinking?

Going around driving my scooter. My city is incredibly inspiring.  

What projects are you working on now that you can share?

I’m currently thinking to test the alumide to build casings, but the idea is still in embryonic stage.  

How do you promote your work?

Submitting my website to thematic directories, and inviting my friends on facebook page  

Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?

BASHIBA rings, unellenu, Bathsheba and Virtox sculptures and I love The Animaris Geneticus Parvus by Theo Jansen  

If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?  I’d like to build everything with 3D printing. In particular I’d like to build a car.  

What do you do when you’re not designing?

When I don’t work, I like to spend much time with my girlfriend.  

Tech you couldn’t live without?

My computer and an internet connection  

Favorite material?

Stainless Steel  

Most prized object?

a Ganesh sculpture bought in India