London-based design consultancy Two Occasions Elliott has rethought the boundaries of jewelry design in a brand new undertaking that presents the conceptual potentialities of a allure bracelet, from a consideration of supplies – together with plastic and resin – to a examine of the futuristic and technically inconceivable.
Two Occasions Elliott reimagines the allure bracelet
‘Within the grand scheme of design objects, the connection of a chunk of jewelry to the physique and the psyche is especially intimate,’ says founder James Horwitz. ‘We have been drawn to the symbolic capability of jewelry, as the concept was to course of emotions by way of these objects. The allure bracelet, specifically, has a lot narrative potential as this numerous assemblage of significant, ornamental or valuable objects, whose significance could also be materials or sentimental. Prehistoric charms have been talismans – believed to bestow non secular powers and protections upon the wearer. In our case, the forces are narrative and aesthetic as we discover the symbolism of collective emotional and psychological states.’
Potential supplies explored within the speculative design undertaking embody porcelain, opaque gem stones and pure supplies. When illustrated digitally, the items tackle an otherworldly identification. ‘It is fascinating as a result of whereas CG supplies can transfer past actuality, we’re nonetheless utilizing the software program to calculate bodily parameters, such because the reflection and refraction of sunshine and the density and floor texture of a substance,’ Horwitz says.
‘In architectural visualisation, now you can load particular industrial materials swatch libraries into 3D scenes, so the shopper can overview them for the manufacturing of the property. The realism one can obtain with CG grows exponentially, however that is not the purpose for us. The intention right here is to not promote, persuade, or signify a commodity however to contribute to the visible assertion of the picture. Equally, veering too far off into science fiction would break the spell and dilute the idea – someplace between credible and inconceivable works.’
For now, the items stay conceptual, with no present plans to place the prototypes into manufacturing. ‘In some ways, we put money into these self-initiated tasks as an avenue for discovery that may solely happen outdoors the mode and tempo of commerce,’ says Horwitz. ‘We’re looking for what can come up in a inventive course of unrestrained by the logistical concerns of manufacturing. The items would undoubtedly be totally different had we designed them initially for manufacturing. So whereas the query of the bodily output is implicit within the undertaking, we suspended it to retain our inventive licence, and our wits.’
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