About

I am Consuelo Keller, archaeologist turned digital artisan. I create 3D printed and handcrafted jewelry and objects. In 2013 I founded my label [ digimorphé ] with the aim to explore the possibilities and the aesthetics offered by creative coding and digital fabrication to create a new generation of jewelry dedicated to contemporary women and man.

My passion goes into transforming intangible constructs into tangible accessories that enhance the wearer’s uniqueness, individuality and freedom of expression. My creations are digital artifacts that combine advanced technology with traditional craftsmanship: they start with algorithms and sketches of digital models that ultimately become 3D printed rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and objects carefully finished by hand.

The collections are made employing innovative and traditional materials. I create pieces made of high-grade polyamide and aluminum as well as jewels made of bronze, silver, steel and titanium.

Research and experimentation are important driving forces of my work. The background is provided by my diverse education spanning the humanities and design disciplines, material and digital culture. I am evolving the way jewelry has been traditionally made, experimenting with new tools, forms and textures and adding new materials to the range of possibilities. I envision a new jewelry practice exploring the potential of digital design and fabrication merged with craftsmanship.

 
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 Portrait by D. Milosavljevic

Portrait by D. Milosavljevic

 

„Sequences of digital zeros and ones meet the intricacies and textures of physical reality turning into contemporary jewels.“

 

Why digimorphé? The first part ,“digi- ”, comes from the Latin word digitus, “finger”. The present-day word “digital” is also derived from digitus. The second part, “-morphé”, is ancient Greek for “form” or “shape”. In [ digimorphé ] these meanings are combined to express the blend of handmade and digital craftsmanship that distinguishes the label.

 
 
 Portrait by M. Büschi

Portrait by M. Büschi

 Algorithmic design in  Processing  and  Grasshopper

Algorithmic design in Processing and Grasshopper

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EDUCATION


2012: MAS Interaction Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

2008: MAS Digital Design and Management, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

2004: MA Classical Archaeology, University of Basel

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS


M. 18 HISTORIC VILLA METZLER OF THE MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 16-18 November 2018

MUBA, Basel, Switzerland, 20-29 April 2018

MUSEUM OF DIGITAL ART HOLIDAY MARKET, Zurich, Switzerland, 7 December 2017

ZÜRICH MEETS HONG KONG, Hong Kong, China, 21-29 October 2017

FORWARD FESTIVAL, Zurich, Switzerland, 17-18 June 2017

DESIGN FESTIVAL BERN, Bern, Switzerland, 5-7 May 2017

BLICKFANG INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION, Zurich, Switzerland, 25-27 November 2016

DESIGNGUT, Winterthur, Switzerland, 3-4 November 2016

DESIGNSCHENKEN, Lucerne, Switzerland, 4-6 December 2015

BLICKFANG INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 April 2015

ARTHESIS AT FUORISALONE MILAN DESIGN WEEK, Milan, Italy, 16 April 2015 

ARTISTAR JEWELS EXHIBITION, Milan, Italy, 17-21 December 2014

BLICKFANG INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION, Zurich, Switzerland, 21-23 November 2014

[ DIGIMORPHÉ ] X MARC STONE, MODE SUISSE EDITION 6, Geneva, Switzerland, 10 October 2014

OHMYBLUE Gallery, Venice, Italy, 1-4 May 2014  

GRAFIK14, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-16 March 2014

INDEX INDEPENDENT DESIGN EXHIBITION, Milan, Italy, 6-23 December 2013

OPERAE INDEPENDENT DESIGN FESTIVAL, Turin, Italy, 11-13 October 2013

MAKER FAIRE 3D PRINT EXHIBITION, Rome, Italy, 4-6 October 2013

SELECTED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS


HOCHSCHULE DER KÜNSTE BERN, Bern, Switzerland, 22 March 2017

NETCOMM SUISSE CONFERENCE, Lugano, Switzerland, 20 October 2016

MAKER FAIRE, Zurich, Switzerland, 17-18 September 2016

HARDWARE STARTUP ZÜRICH MEETUP, Zurich, Switzerland, 10 June 2015

THE LIFT CONFERENCE, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-6 February 2015 

FASHION & LUXURY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMER SCHOOL, Lugano, Switzerland, 24 July 2014