byAMT will present a collection of Jewellery with ball joints and in the near future other objects with this same joint. By using modern technology it is possible nowadays to make shapes that are impossible to make using old techniques. It is impossible to mould a ball joint in ceramics or plastics all in one go, without assembly needed. A ball joint can only be put together after the parts have been manufactured separately. Using Selective Laser Sintering, a 3D printing technology, it is possible to create a ball joint connection in one piece. Next to creating jewellery, we will explore the idea of making every day objects with ball joints (including a stool, a lamp, etc)
Some questions we posed ourselves and thoughts that went through our heads: Look at how Ball joints are made currently. How can it be applied and be a form of beauty? How can it be applied in a functional way and be beautiful? We question the fact that only functional. We would like to use the industrial piece to inspire a wearable piece as well as a decorative piece.