Just when you think you’ve seen enough of 3D printing, someone manages to surprise you with what they did. This time it’s Berlin-based Maiko Gubler and a series called Gradient Bangles. These sculptural bracelets go from 3D renderings into surreal, pastel candy colored, chalk-like shapes of 3D printed colored gypsum, which basically means mind-blowing sculptures for your wrists.

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

The initial approach is based on the 3D modeling inherent preset of SURFACE NORMALS, automatically generated gradient RBG images where every pixel represents a surface coordinate of a model relative to its position in space. This dependency is then suspended again, by deliberately reassigning inappropriate coordinates provoking random-skinned objects.

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Gradient Bangles by Maiko Gubler in style fashion main  Category

Photos by Lena C. Emery.