A huge milestone for myself with the launch of my first Limited Edition design collaboration with NOOKA AND 3D SYSTEMS in 2013. Almost a year after my relationship with NOOKA began with an introduction to Matt Waldman through a former colleague and friend Kellee Kimbro, a designer at NOOKA at the time. We dreamt about a future collaboration mixing 3D Printing technologies and the prolific futurism of NOOKA’s design aesthetic and design thinking. Matt gave me total freedom to go wild on the bands. Below is the fruit of our fantastic design collaboration, a year in the making.
Ten Limited Edition Watches featuring three signature Alan Nguyen 3D Printed Watch Bands.
[Honeycomb] Geometrically beautiful, the Honeycomb band is the classic digital
structure of the future.
[Wave] Musical genius, the Wave band is inspired by the hypnotic movement of
[Trillion] The Trillion band is inspired by a thousand billion triangles, interlinked
to create a mesmerizing form.
Special thanks to the amazing:
SUSIE GREGSON For your tireless efforts, infinite positive inspiration, beautiful art direction and most importantly being super awesome.
KELLEE KIMBRO For making this entire collaboration possible.
MATT WALDMAN For your futuristic awesomeness.
Something needing hanging? Ze Rex Hanger will chomp and never let go.
Digital file available at www.spacejunkco.com
Infinity Ring design for Space Junk.
*currently in development for production.
The Trillion Bag, designed in 2012 by Alan Nguyen, is an entirely 3D Printed. the Trillion Bag was a concept for 3D Printed accessories brand, Freshfiber, to carry an iPad. The Trillion Bag has over 500 interlocking triangular links that allow the bag to move freely. Assembly is not required since the triangular links are 3D printed in place. Since 2012, several more bags have been 3D printed. In 2016, the Trillion Bag was carried down the runway in Germany for “3D FASHION” presented by Lexus and Voxelworld in 2016, more here.
After the tragic events of Typhoon Haiyan affecting over 11 Million people of the Philippines, the great people over at WEAREPI created a benefit and art auction called Art Filipino to raise money and help support the people of the Philippines here in Amsterdam. Here are a few of the pieces I donated. WiRe is about interconnectivity. It’s about how our brains are wired. Whether our minds are in a state of introversion, extroversion or chaos, we are all one web of interconnected wires.
Edition of 3 Artist Proofs.
Campaign images for Space Junk Jewellery 2014: Tokio, Apollo and Juno.
If you’ve never noticed, have a look in your rubbish bin and look for the dangly strings of filament. Take a closer look and marvel over the beautiful gradients. Series 01-04 is an extremely close up look of the building blocks that make your 3D Printed Designs into physical reality.
Digital Heart pin jewellery design for Space Junk 2014
Produced in silver and gold, in 3 sizes.
Self Portrait at 30. Digital Scan with the help of Arnoldas K.
On Alan’s 30th birthday he released a free digital file for everyone to 3D print on their own. For the entire year, only 2 people downloaded it.
Special Edition Astronaut helmet ring design for Space Junk.
The visor flips up to reveal a special stone.
*2019 in development.
3D Printed Marble.
’Digital Marble’ introduced by Space Junk in 2014, a line of 3D Printed jewellery created in conjunction with color 3D printing technology and manual post processing. The jewellery looks like marble and feels like marble, even cool to the touch, but is entirely 3D printed.
Just exploring my love for pure gradients and seamless design as well as in your face fluorescent colors, gRADIANT started as a series of Sunday Fun Day art projects in the summer of 2014
A sculpture commemorating the moment when I realized that I can design anything I can imagine.
Color 3D Printed Sculpture
Client: 3D Hubs
Photography: Ken Giang
Date: June 2015
3D Printed Cuban Link Chains with a candy gradient.
Compilation of Grillz.
I was born in New Orleans but I was raised and grew up in Houston, Texas. I remember listening to mix tapes of Mike Jones and Paul Wall then eventually seeing TV Johnny. My whole life I wanted a set of grillz, so in 2014 I decided to learn how to make one myself. The first one was terrible, but it was a dream come true. Since then I’ve made a few for others. :)
Where the unexplained can be explained.
Design collaboration for 3D Hubs and Fairphone for the launch of their new Fairphone 2 phone. Two 3D Printed Woodfill accessories; exclusively produced and manufactured by pioneers of decentralized manufacturing, 3D Hubs, for the new, improved and extremely socially conscious Fairphone 2.
Sample collection of Jewellery concepts designed by Alan Nguyen
APOLLO, TOKIO, JUNO.
Classic shapes, perfect in their simplicity. Apollo, Tokio and Juno represent the building blocks of our universe. Wear them one at a time or stack them up. Design and produced for Space Junk 2014. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Developed together with award winning Dutch designer Frederik Roijé for Freedom Of Creation, the Lightnest was envisioned as a fantastic soothing luminaire that seamlessly merges a nest of three embracing mushroom caps that showcases a magical dance of cheerful light. Working with Frederik was a real treat. A project that we originally thought would not be realized due to really technical challenges and ended up to be an extremely beautiful luminaire. The Lightnest was showcased at the Milan Salone del Mobile 2012.
Client: Frederik Roije > Freedom Of Creation
Date: March 2012
“A super fun project that allowed me to question the possibilities of fusing all three categories of Art, Fashion and Product Design with the use of 3D Printing.”
Commissioned by Freedom Of Creation for FreshFiber, this 3D Printed Mashup Shoe celebrates a collection of the most successful iPhone cases from FreshFiber.
Exhibited at: Milan Design Week 2012, Maison et Objet: Paris 2012
Based on famous lips of famous people.
Designed and produced in Amsterdam for Space Junk 2014
Masi Lemons x Space Junk is a collaboration with Enrica Masi and her iconic lemons drawings. The collaboration consisted of super soft, Masi Lemon sublimated jumpers and silkscreen printed Masi Lemon snapback caps.
In 2013, Masi took me to Edinburgh for my birthday and one of the nights while waiting for drinks at the beginning of our dinner, she was drawing her little lemon drawings on a napkin. After finishing her sketch, she smiled and looked up at me and said “I wish I could have my lemons everywhere!”
The first thing I could think of was a hat and a jumper with lemons on them, so that one day everyone would be wearing a Masi lemon. That was the beginning of Masi Lemon and our first Collaboration.
More about Masi’s and her lemon obsession can be found here.
PHOTOGRAPHY & ART DIRECTION: SUSIE GREGSON, ALAN NGUYEN
A collection of random 3D Printed experiments.
Ideas and Concepts from the curious brain of Alan Nguyen
Rexamus is a dinosaur that doesn’t talk much, instead he expresses his emotions through his eyes and his body language. He loves boxing and hip hop. Occasionally he will rock a grill.
Here is a collection of various experiments and forms of Rexamus that have been created.
Alan’s brain revealed.
Rexamus likes hip hop and always wanted a grill.
An edition of 100. Initially designed to be a functional piece of art storing two Rexamus Eye earrings and a Rexamus Tooth necklace.
Digital Marble Rexamus Bling
Edition of 100
Edition of 1.
ONE OFF PERSONAL PIECES in White and Black
MATERIALS: Fiberglass, Leather
Shark Ring Jewellery design for Space Junk
Mood Ring jewellery design for Space Junk
*currently in production, will be available on spacejunkco.com
Collaboration between Space Junk and Munyendo shot in Germany 2015, published 2019.
Norman Kevin Kwoba Munyendo of Stuttgart, Germany.
Jimmy D. Yang
Warp Art 2018
Trying to visualize the warping of space time.
*2019 in development
Shoutout to the 3D Makerzone for producing the first scale prototype.
3D Printed iPhone case design for 3D print accessory brand, Freshfiber
Wave Lamp is a 3D Printed table top luminaire inspired by the chaotic yet harmonious movement of waves and boats flowing through Amsterdam's canals viewed from Alan's Studio.
Alan Nguyen’s signature 3D printed pattern, introduced in 2011.
Interweaving triangles, sometimes used for cushion and shock protection and other times as a free-flowing textile, the Trillion pattern has been implemented on 3D Printed iPhone case designs and handbags for 3d print accessory brand Freshfiber and futurist watch brand NOOKA.
It’s an honor to connect with you and to share with you my work.
This gallery is to show you some examples of what I can do with 3D modelling.
I am proficient with a shit load of design softwares and packages. I’ve 3D modelled, designed and rendered just about everything in many different industries from 3D printing to architecture, jewellery and product design. I’ve also worked with small scale production to large corporations, I’ve learned just about every design software available; if you have a specific design software you use for jewellery making, please let me know!
Again thank you JimmyBoi for checking out my work, this is only a sample that I could gather quickly. Hope to have the opportunity to really grow a business with you. One kind request, I would appreciate it if you would not share this page with anyone, some of the work are private and confidential. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!