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Curate Design

Curate Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Riya

This collar necklace strives to seek a balance between luxurious and casual, the angular-cut stones juxtaposed with a grouping of pear and marquise-shape stones is playful and eye-catching. The heirloom pieces that inspired this collar were analyzed and deconstructed, their forms were then abstracted and reinterpreted to create a design of stability and comfort. The gemstones were carefully placed to lend an appearance of symmetry, even though the design’s differentiating feature is an asymmetrical look.

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Giorno/Notte

Giorno/Notte born from the desire to innovate the traditional clock twelve hours and introduce a new reading of twenty-four hours. To do this the hour hand assumes greater importance than the one of the minutes and therefore becomes longer. The movement of the hours is highlighted by a circle that represents the sun, or the moon during the night, as it turns around a planet on the orbit of the hours, while a stylised arrow indicates the minutes in an inner circumference.

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Lorea

The three diamonds, each in a different size, act like plants striving for sunlight. This composition was created to achieve an impression of constant growth, as if it were an ever-evolving organism. To perpetuate this intention, the branches never close the circle, an analogy for a relationship between lovers that flourishes in order to endure. The square cut diamonds are the main elements of the jewelry and, along with the white gold polished surface, provide the modern elegance to the ring that appeals to the target audience.

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Elemental

MYKU creates revered timepieces from semi-precious stones using top-of-the-line techniques. Using a variety of onyx which features alternating layered bands of milky white agate and black formed through natural rhythmic crystallisation in volcanic rock, each dial is individually crafted by precise polishing of the top layers to reveal the beauty within, meaning no two pieces are ever identical. This timepiece is encased in a gold-plated steel case polished with a satiny matte finish, finished with a flat sapphire crystal and leather strap for sleek perfection.

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Portuguese Story

The intent was to create a collection that would link jewellery, architecture and Portuguese cultural heritage. Several pieces of jewellery were created based on architectural elements from an historic-portuguese church. The main challenge in creating this collection was being able to transfer the design geometry to an integrated algorithm in a 3D modeling program. This tool allowed to adapt the design to different forms of jewellery, whether they were rings, earrings, rings or pendants. All pieces are manufactured with 19.2 kt pink gold and come in different gemstones combinations.

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Cypris

The unpredictable nature of the sea - with its motions, forms, and reflections - inspired the creation of the ring. The contrast between finishes allows light and reflections two diferent ways to behave: the polished surface mirrors and distorts the surrounding environment while the satin finish acts more tenuously by capturing only the luminosity and spreading it smoothly through the piece. The final design presents curves that takes the eye on an endless journey along it’s winding trail, until you come across with a bright white pearl that appears to float gently on the polished surface.

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Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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