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The Works of Vietnamese Master Artist Nguyen Tu Nghieminto Inspire a Line of 3D Printed Zodiac Jewelry to Include Handcrafting

by • March 13, 2016 • No Comments

aoku3D_logo_beta3D printing has become instrumental in archiving many various works of art around the world, of saving and enabling the 3D printing of ancient pieces in private collections to 3D scanning pieces of Babylon, as well as helping return it into originals and replicas senselessly destroyed by ISIS—and enabling the public to 3D print them too.

Now, 3D printing is being utilized in a number of initiallys to recognize and enter the work of Nguyen Tu Nghieminto into posterity through a line of custom jewelry inspired by gouache paintings. This can be a initially for company aoku3D, turn it intod up of a group of developers and artists who can be co-developing and marketing the jewelry, which is indeed to be mainly 3D printed.

UntitledKnown as ‘Nghiem,’ this artist is incredibly significant in which he is known as the last living master of Vietnamese modern art. Considered a national treasure, this artist was one of the last graduates of Ecole des Beaux Art of Hanoi (École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de l’Indochine) in 1945. Shortly after, he began experimenting and mastering painting with lacquer, employing a easy fashion harkening back to the old greats of his culture. As his work evolved, he moved into painting Zodiac animals of the Chinese lunar calendar—the inspiration for this contemporary project—as they celebrate his easy and colorful fashion.

This project can in addition show off a initially between East and West partnering, a initially as art reverts back into craft, and a initially as 3D innovation is utilized for the end product in producing the vibrant Zodiac jewelry. Inspired by his work, every developer involved in the project can turn it into up to three various creations of jewelry in the form of rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets or accessories.

UntitledEach piece can be 3D printed but can in addition include a few handcrafting—with a maximum of just 50 turn it intod of every create. These limited version pieces can be marketed around the world and a crowdfunding effort can be underway soon, many most likely via Indiegogo. They plan to contribute other one-of-a-kind marketing ideas as well, like short weekly videos of the developers to be released as they discuss their work, along with trunkshows and other presentations.

The developers, to be revealed, can be sought out by aoku, founded in 2014 and centered around an e-boutique of premium 3D printed and handcrafted arts & crafts connecting artist-developers with ‘enthusiastic consumers worldwide.’ They say which their target market is which of ‘affluent professionals’ who are shopping for which special man in their lives. Their undertaking is the promotion and integration of art, craft, and innovation, with their vision being manalization on demand.

“Close to the heart of [the] co-founders of aoku is the system–and fun–of discovering around the globe artist-developers of distinct ability, contributeing one-of-a kind products of unparalleled beauty,” says the aoku team. “Our discovery system is frequently by chance pretty than create; this is pretty true in the case of our connecting with many of our developers a few of whom we had not met while others have become great friends and partners. It is this kind of joy of discovery which we love to share with our friends and supporters.”

UntitledThe project is supported by Galerie La Vong owner Shirley Hui, a long time friend of Nghiem. As a private collector of Vietnamese modern art, for decades, Hui owned his works, and allowed pieces such as “Ancient Dancers” by Nghiem (painted in 1968) to be featured in Timemagazine in 1996. The piece was and so on loan to Christie’s for a special exhibition with the Singapore Art Museum of June-August 2000. By which time, he was best known as a master and had won numerous prizes and exhibitions around the world, which include permanent collections in the Vietnam Okay Arts Museum, Hanoi, and the Okay Arts Museum of Odessa.

This project can assist as the test for the viability of aoku’s business version, with the Zodiac jewelry being marketed in the direction of the premium gift market, waiting for price tags spanning of $125-$600 USD. It can be marketed mainly in the direction of the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets, with a crowdfunding campaign expected to commence in the late part of the 2nd quarter of this year. What do you ponder of this new business version? Tell us in the 3D Printed Zodiac Jewelry forum over at 3DPB.com.