Emerging Objects jewelry is designed by Virginia San Fratello + Ronald Rael.
Emerging Objects is an independent, creatively driven, MAKE-tank at the forefront of 3D printing for the build environment. We believe that 3D printing is the medium where good ideas become real. The jewelry I design for Emerging Objects is inspired by forms in nature, such as barnacles, flowers and vertebrae. Often the jewelry designs serve to inspire larger designs for walls, buildings and furniture. You might say the 3D printed jewelry pieces are little architectural study models.
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Virginia San Fratello + Ronald Rael
Virginia and Ronald are architects, artists and educators. They are partners at Rael San Fratello and in Emerging Objects, which is a pioneering design and research company that specializes in 3D printed materials and objects for the built environment based in Oakland, California. San Fratello is a Professor in the area of Design at San Jose State University and Rael is a Professor at the University of California Berkeley. The both hold Master of Architecture degrees from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Rael San Fratello was the recipient of the Emerging Voices Award, Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Award for their Hydro Wall concept, a finalist in the WPA 2.0 design competition and winner of the Van Alen Institute’s Life at the Speed of Rail competition. Rael San Fratello was voted one of "10 to watch" by California Home and Design Magazine. Their work has been published in Architect, Metropolis Magazine, L’Arca, DOMUS, the NY Times, Interior Design Magazine and MARK Magazine.