Daniela Jacobs combines time-honored craft practices and new technologies in jewelry and tableware made with an emphasis on quality. Her company, ARC, produces custom designs for the fashion industry and pieces for concept shops.
For her BFA Integrated Design thesis, Daniela Jacobs created a collection of jewelry and decorative objects using small-scale industrial mold-making techniques and traditional craft practices in conjunction with new technologies such as 3D printing. Taking advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of her degree program.Jacobs selected studio courses such as Ceramics and Non-Ferrous Metals as well as theoretical courses like Rethinking Sustainable Business throughout her studies. Her thesis reflects all she learned at Parsons: Made of porcelain and metals, Jacobs’ “future heirlooms” are elegant and durable, designed to stand the test of time in both aesthetic and material terms.
Jacobs’ designs have already caught the attention ofthe fashion world; since graduating, she has produced custom pieces for menswear label HVRMINN and objects for Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor LOFT’s new concept boutique featuring independent designers. Jacobs recently collaborated with the New York–based Textile Arts Center and designer Cara Piazza to raise awareness about sustainable design and production.