3D Printed Rings Inspired by a Brazilian Instrument

Michiel Cornelissen and his magical 3D printing ways always have me completely intrigued. His latest, the KXX ring, is a 3D printed ring that was inspired by the caxixi instrument. Cornelissen became intrigued with the musical instrument that rattles thanks to beads bouncing around after he was introduced to capoeira and Brazilian culture. Since then, he figured out a way to 3D print a miniature of the instrument’s shape complete with the beads printed right inside them.

You can wear it as a cool, sculptural ring or use it at an actual instrument – it’s up to you!


You can purchase the ring in various sizes and colors from Sculpteo or Shapeways.







Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.