Within the carefully designed and boldly coloured settings, Sun matches the ethically sourced gemstones with new vocabularies of materials. Upcycled Corian and anodized aluminium meet recycled gold and silver to offer a stark contrast with the characteristics of the stone. The uncommon material palette and setting techniques in a sustainable and ethical manner, allow Sun opportunities to play with scale and proportion, invite the audience to see jewellery in a different light.
Adesse is an ultra-minimalist watch that acts as a memento to enjoy the present. The minimalist approach to becoming 'present' is to remove the unnecessary. Adesse reimagines the traditional analog watch with minimalist principles, and questions what is absolutely necessary to tell the time. Do you really need to see the numerical indicators? The minute hand? The hour hand? Designed through subtraction, traditional watch features are removed. A sculptural piece is carved out of the watch face. The face rotates, covering and deliberately revealing just enough to tell the time.
Inside the Jupiter watch, steel spheres are rolling in hydraulically pressed channels, held in place by magnetic force. The wavelike dial is inset into the convex shaped crystal glass, which prevents the spheres from leaving their paths. A glass dome covering the top watch area transitions into the stainless steel casing seamlessly. With omission of a visible stem, watch hands or markings, there are no elements to distract from the time-telling spheres. Despite the absence of visible watch hands, a conventional quartz movement is being used to drive the planetary time indicator.
Lunar is Robert's project for timepiece company ZIIIRO. This watch creates a tie between the design and the nature of the object. If it wasn't a watch that naturally moves sunwise, it wouldn't be possible to read it. The edges of two semi-circles moving in clockwise direction show hours and minutes, they are both leveled at the same height which creates a flat surface. By the interlocking shapes, hands and watch face become one to create a constantly changing graphic.
Svper11 is a celebration of the NASA Apollo11 mission - one of the most inspiring achievements in human history. The face was designed to resemble the landing site area - Mare Tranquillitatis in a form of 3D topographic map. Other elements are also inspired by the mission, like the crown that is a scaled replica of the NASA spacesuit oxygen valves. The use of technical ceramic of the case back references the ceramic tiles used as insulator on the Space Shuttle. Subtle branding adds detail without taking away from the main inspiration behind the watch.
"Nostalgium" is created based upon the combination of popular Persian nostalgies and is a reminiscent of the days filled with joy and happiness in which the courtyard pond and Geraniums flowerpots surrounding it, were two inextricable elements in the architecture of courtyards in Persian Houses. The days when families used to gather in the yard, it was one of the joyful things to do before modernism. The design was inspired by these two nostalgies in order to convey aesthetic and delightful feeling of pleasant past memories. “Nostalgium“ is created from Nostalgia and Gerenium.
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