The Dodecahedron Jewellery Collection
Inspired by a song, the Dodecahedron jewellery collection was born from the marriage of modern, geometric shapes, music, and experimenting with new technologies.
A dodecahedron is a stunning shape. It’s the geometric solid shape of a pentagon – a 12-sided polygon. It ties in well with other pieces by Matthew Calvin, and lends itself perfectly to 3D printing.
3D printing allows Matthew to make perfect shapes. “At this time, I became a little obsessed with symmetry, evenness and perfection,” he laughs. It’s a move away from his earlier, signature hand-crafted pieces, with their unique imperfections and flaws.
“When we first started, it was being played a lot,” says Matthew. This inspired him to look at geometric shapes. With the song playing all the while in the workshop, he began to get to grips with CAD design.
This led Matthew to experimenting with the designs that would later become the beautiful, intricate, modern pieces in the Dodecahedron Collection.
The collection started with the Point Ring – Matthew’s first 3D-printed design. It was perfect. The collection, as it grew, mirrored its success, combining symmetry, surfaces and detail to create these beautiful, complex pieces.
- QuickviewBangle, BraceletsThe Double Dodecahedron bangle, in gold or silver, is a solid, weighty piece. The open circle of the bangle ends in a 3D-printed dodecahedron piece on each end, making this a pleasingly chunky, squarish piece of jewellery, very modern, and completely unisex.£120
- QuickviewNecklacesThe Hollow Dodecahedron Pendant is the jewel in the crown of the collection. Dreamed up by designer Matthew Calvin while experimenting with 3D design and visualisation, it's intricate, yet simple. The modern shape catches the light on its shadows and vertices as it turns, beautiful in whichever high polish metal - gold, rose gold or silver - you choose.£120 – £125