This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Susan Marie Kosor, an architect and designer who turns her fascination of the 50’s Mod Era into textile-inspired jewelry.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I am a designer living in Brooklyn, New York. I have a masters degree in architecture and fell in love with 3D modeling while working on an architectural competition after grad school. I now also design and print my own jewelry.
What’s the story behind your designs? What inspires you?
The designs that are up right now on the Shapeways site were inspired by textile design, particularly from the 50s, mid century modern. I love textile design and I am fascinated by the options and possibilities involved in making a 2D image into a 3D form. 50’s design fascinates me as well as it was an experimental time. I love the amorphous forms and brilliant colors.
What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?
I discovered Shapeways a few years ago at Maker Fair in New York. I am so happy I did!
How did you learn how to design in 3D?
I was first introduced to 3D modelling in grad school while working on my masters degree in architecture. My skills really developed while working under other designers after school.
How do you promote your work?
I sell on Etsy and at craft shows, and rely on those along with word of mouth.
Who are your favorite designers or artists?
I am more inspired by historical design movements than particular designers. I am very interested in mid century modern design as well as the Bauhaus movement. There are so many designers on Shapeways
, I think they are all great!
If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what would you want to make using 3D printing?
I would just go larger and create furniture. It would be so much fun!