Phase is a high impact, high-tech jewellery collection. 3D printed in nylon, the delicate graphic structures create shimmering Moiré interference patterns as the wearer moves around. The piece is hand dyed black and hangs on a long, adjustable black silk cord with silver ends and is studded with jet Swarovski crystals.
Lynne MacLachlan is a designer, maker and researcher. Lynne’s work is characterised by her innovative processes. Her Glasgow studio tests the limits of materials and techniques to produce lightweight structures designed for the body. Using electric colour palettes MacLachlan hand dyes each piece creating shimmering Moiré interference patterns. She is best known for using 3D printed nylon, a durable, light material that has a tactile matt textured surface. Combining these tools with meticulous hand finishing techniques, such as dying, polishing and construction, elevates the pieces further.
“My designs play with light, space and colour, to create visual delight for both the wearer and the viewer.”
After a degree in aerospace engineering Lynne returned to education to study jewellery and metalwork design, and completed an MA at the Royal College of Art. She also recently completed a PhD with the Open University, researching how designer-makers find creative opportunities through tools and applying these strategies to multi-material 3D printing.
Lynne’s work has been recognised with awards from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, the Scottish International Education Trust, a Dewar Arts Award to fund her studies at the Royal College of Art and most recently a maker bursary from the Inches Carr Trust. She has exhibited widely in the UK, and Europe and America, with organisations such as the Craft Scotland, the Crafts Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Centre for Craft and Design and London Design Festival.