Phil Renato is an Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but he's also an amazing designer. We admire his tagline:
My work oscillates between mass-produced and one-of-a-kind, trendy and timeless, fashionable and filthy. I make jewelry and functional wares that engage playful, intimate, procreative subjects using primary, nodal, lickable forms; flowing between the personal, political, technical, and absurd.
Pictured is one of his several amazing creations: a representations of the famous George Hart Torzie, produced on a 3D printer, based on 16th century wooden torus.
I am source filtered through eyes, mind, hand, technology, material. This practice is my impulse, drug, orgasm, prayer, song.