Torus is a new bracelet for women designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and produced by DFTS Factory. Claesson Koivisto Rune holds a deep respect for the traditional handicraft so etched in Swedish culture but blends this with a fervent appetite for the most cutting edge techniques in the industry and it’s this element which has been important in making Torus.
“Through modern 3D manufacturing and selective laser sintering (SLS), new shapes are possible. Shapes that cannot be made either by conventional machines or traditional handicraft. Torus is such a shape. The torus can be described as a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle. It is now also the name of a bracelet” says Eero Koivisto from Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Torus is built solely out of 2208 individually loose plastic links that together form the shape of the bracelet. The whole process of making one bracelet takes four hours. With precision made distances between the links, the bracelet feels like something that can only be described as textile fabric. With Torus, Claesson Koivisto Rune has pushed the boundaries for what is possible within the SLS manufacturing technique. It is a bracelet that perfectly shows the infiltration of architectural construction into fashion and visa versa. A bracelet that couldn’t have been made any day sooner than right now and with the feel and look of how the future might be.
“Always modern, always innovative, always fresh. That’s how we think of Claesson Koivisto Rune, it doesn’t matter if they’re making a house or a paperclip,” says Gustaf Kjellin, ceo and co-founder of DFTS Factory. Yet it’s not this which drew DFTS Factory to the company for a collaboration. “They’re a lot like us. They’ve got their eyes open, a real keenness to know what is happening in popular culture, music and tapping into that for inspiration. They’re like adult youngsters with a hunger for the new,” explains Andreas Aaltonen, co-counder DFTS Factory.