Curate Design

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

 

Skraep

Luxmea’s Skræp transforms the materiality and formality of a crumpled scrap paper into a charm/pendent by combining digital modeling, 3D printing and traditional lost wax jewelry making techniques. The digital model calculates the structural complexity of crumpled paper and the flow of palm-force while stimulating the chaotic interactive process, thus making each outcome unpredictable and unique. The use of precious metal creates a contrast between futility of scrap paper and luxury, thus giving it a proud new identity to it with an intimation of uselessness.

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v

V, inspired by daily life. researched how to remove discomfort of glasses. real butterfly wings on its body. main structure is teeth hair clip. legs with a magnetic tip can be detached. after removing legs, it can be used as hair clip, bow tie, ornament or clipping objects like a cup. cause V is not so different, it has similar production process as ordinary acetate glasses.

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Garuda Collection

Garuda Collection was inspired by a national symbol of Indonesia, a mythical bird with eagle-like features that appears in both Hinduism and Buddhism mythology. Made of 18 carats of gold with 8 feathers on the wing, 17 black stones on the head and another 45 on the wing, this ancient deity represents the date Indonesia proclaimed its independence: 17 August '45.

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Thorny Tulip

Most of the times in floral jewelry designs thorns are ignored because they are sharp or pointy. But in "Thorny Tulip" collection, thorns are the most important visual elements and get the most focus. So instead of making the thorns too dull, thorns has been placed carefully along the stem in an arrangement that keep them out from irritating the skin. As a result it creates a bold and beautiful contrast seeing pointy golden thorns side by side the delicateness of human body skin.

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Shade Me If You Can

"Shade me if you can" are a handmade Sunglasses, inspired by the eye brow line and the two eye sockets, and designed to express them in slight exaggeration. The eyebrow line was creatively translated into the glasses in the form of a wooden visor functioning as the bridge, with two free floating monocles that are hinged into the hand carved walnut. The design represents the dialogue with human anatomy, form and ergonomics. It integrate different techniques and materials, all creating contemporary and fashion forward piece of wearable art.

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Treasure

The Treasure Jewelry aim to break the typical thinking of jewelry. Flexibility of the Treasure’s construction can be easily adjusted to desired look and purpose. Two silver hangers passed through the rings at the two edges, transform metal mesh into the bag. Thanks to high - clearance transparency of glass tubes and 23 carat gold leaf, this jewelry can be also used as a lampshade. Accordingly to personal preferences, everyone can decide how to use it. Each person holded the jewelry, transformed, rolled, stretched and created his own best piece.

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