Taq Kasra, which means kasra arch, is the memento of The Sasani Kingdom that is now in Iraq. This pendant inspired by the geometry of Taq kasra and greatness of former sovereignties that was in their structure and subjectivism, has been used in this architectural method to make this ethos. The most important attribute is it’s modern design that has made it a piece with a distinct view so that form the side view it looks like a tunnel and brings subjectivism and form the frontal view it has made an arched space.
The Bauhaus timepiece was envisioned to be elemental and yet, bold; an effortless blend of elegance with simplicity. It embraces the power of design with a thoughtful expression of urban minimalism. While extracting elements from the Miesian style such as clean lines and a minimal framework, the timepiece expands on the concept by defying symmetry and conformity with subtle elements. The little breaks in consistency creates a final model that exudes versatility and boldness. It is a respectful understanding of the past while fiercely defining the future.
The inspiration of this piece was from a Japanese painting called The Great Wave off Kanagawa, it also took the meaning from an ancient Chinese poem. The shape of the wave was the element from the painting, the designer used blue sapphires to represent the waves, however the concept of the moon was from the poem, the dangling yellow sapphire also gave the earring some movements. In Chinese culture, moon represents reunion and good memories. The designer would like to express the traditional Asian culture through the piece.
The designer receives inspiration from the shape of arch structures and rainbow. Two motifs – an arch shape and a drop shape, are combined to create a single 3 dimensional form. By combining minimal lines and forms and utilizing simple and common motifs, the result is a simple and elegant ring that is made bold and playful by providing space for energy and rhythm to flow. From different angles the shape of the ring changes – the drop shape is viewed from front angle, arch shape is viewed from side angle, and a cross is viewed from top angle. This provides stimulation for the wearer.
With a simple gesture, an action of touch conveys rich emotions. Through the Touch ring, the designer aims to convey this warm and formless feeling with cold and solid metal. 2 curves are joined to form a ring that suggests 2 people holding hands. The ring changes its aspect when its position is rotated on the finger and viewed from different angles. When the connected parts are positioned between your fingers, the ring appears either yellow or white. When the connected parts are positioned on the finger, you can enjoy both yellow and white color together.
Remember the Mirror of Erised in Harry Potter? It’s a special mirror which reflects the deepest desires of those who look at it. Octagonal-shaped on ring has a connotation of peaceful and fortunate world. There’re two forces formed by different combinations of natural gemstones. The two-sided reversible ring structure hopes to bring out the importance of multiple views, using jewellery as a media to interpret "Harmony in Diversity”.
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