Archived Prototypes is a collaborative duo between the Romanian jewelry designer Mara Grigoriu and the Japanese fashion designer Yusuke Hotchi.
They are both are alumni of Antwerp's Royal Academy of Arts and they started their first cooperation in 2021 by creating an immersive platform of their own digital jewelry archive.
Mara Grigoriu is a silversmith and goldsmith jewelry designer with an extensive work experience as digital and stage designer.
Yusuke Hotchi has gained his experience as a fashion designer for Haider Ackermann and the co-founder of the Japanese foot label Grounds
Archived Prototypes is a virtual jewelry identity where digital is used as a tool to "cast" the morph jewelry pieces.
The immateriality of the jewelry is striking at first, having hyper-realistic details along with systematic cuts that alter the way our reality is expanding naturally in the virtual dimension.
Archived Prototype's distinctive approach to jewelry displays endless possibilities of intricate patterns made possible by digital fabrication ,such as 3d printing, that brings forth a new dimension to the creation and production of distinctive "artifacts".