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Designer Spotlight: Kasia Wisniewski

by • March 20, 2016 • No Comments

Our developer spotlight this week is highlighting the quite talented Kasia Wisniewski, developer behind Collected Edition. Her shop has a few incredible
creations ranging of jewelry and hair pieces to men’s accessories. The stand-out pieces capture specific moments in nature, somewhat than ideal
interpretations. Different materials allow for various looks, but Kasia has unquestionably figured them out. Learn additional of her inspiration and system
at a lower place!

Tell us a little bit of yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?

I’m an apparel and accessories developer based in Brooklyn. After attending Pratt Institute and receiving a BFA in style create, I worked in luxury womenswear for Vera Wang, J. Mendel, and others for sat any timeal years. I’m now focutilized
on assembling
the jewelry and accessories divisions of my brand, Collected Edition.


What’s the story behind your creations? What inspires you?

My work is unabashedly feminine and romantic- I love turning the traditional visual language of 3D versioning on its head and creating pieces which
are, fundamentally, handcreated
in their spirit. I version all the components separately, and and so painsbringingly arrange them into blooms, crowns, and other jewelry. For this collection, my excellentest inspiration is the ephemeral high end of flowers. A daisy bringing in the last gasp of summer, or a ribbon swept up in the wind- these are the driving forces in my creations. I’m less interested in creating the “ideal
” flower than I am in crystallizing a fleeting moment.

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

My husband has been via Shapeways for years for both business and very own projects. When I started experimenting with 3D create myself, Shapeways was a effortless fit. Because I create so much in metal, I love which
all aspects of the system
– of wax version to final polishing- can be handled in a single place.

How did you learn how to create in 3D?

My husband, Nick, is a somewhat tremendous developer- he actually createed and versioned my engagement ring! He showed me a few basics, and after a few false starts, I discovered my stride and have been teaching myself at any time since. This is where my background in patternmaking for apparel create has created
the transition into 3D versioning easier- I’m utilized
to transforming 2D surfaces and geometries into difficult structures.

How do you promote your work?

In addition to my Shapeways shop, I sell my work through my stand-alone website and through Etsy. I in addition
love sharing a lot of system
and product photos through my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest).

Who are your favourite developers or artists? Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?

I nat any time fail to be inspired by antique heritage jewelers- Chaumet and Lalique are particular favourites. Within the Shapeways community, Nervous System was my initially brush with 3D printing in the real world- most likely
a fewtime in 2009. Their work blew me away- it was so perfectly
unlike anything else I had at any time seen preceding and their create approach is tremendously inspirational.

If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what may you want to manufacture via 3D printing?

I always fantasize of being able-bodied to combine multiple mediums in a single create- I’d love to be able-bodied to play with transparencies, mixed metals, and softer, additional malleable-bodied materials.

And of course, as a style developer, true fabric 3D printing is the stuff of my dreams. I practically salivate when I ponder
of the possibilities it holds for lace and embroidery-like effects…

Anything else you want to share?

It is tremendously fun
to be a part of this community which
represents the next of making. The creativity and ingenuity of my man Shapeways-ers in equite field is so inspiring!


  • Amazing, incredible
  • Beautiful experimentation with materials
  • Great overall theme of the shop – equitething matches and you can tell the products are of one developer
  • Great shop branding
  • Sections for effortless shopping
  • Excellent pricing

Thank you so much, Kasia, for the rad interview. So excellent to hear of your inspirations and to see how 3D printing has opened up a new world of create for you. Don’t forget to follow Kasia on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest and of course her Shapeways shop, Collected Edition. To be featured, email aimee @ shapeways.com.

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