Earrings and Ring
Inspired by organic forms found in nature.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by forms found in nature, Vivit Collection creates an interesting and curious perception by the elongated shapes and swirling lines. Vivit pieces consist of bent 18k yellow gold sheets with a special black plating on the outer faces. The leaf-shaped earrings surrounds the earlobes so that it's natural movements creates an interesting dance between the black and gold – hiding and revealing the yellow gold underneath. The sinuosity of the forms and the ergonomic attributes of this collection present a fascinating play of light, shadows, glare and reflections.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was developed in São Paulo, Brasil, and it took around six months from the first roughs to the final pieces.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Earrings: Handmade, bent and cut 18k yellow gold sheet.
Each pair consists of two folded sheets, with black rhodium plating on the outer faces. Includes 18k gold earring backs with black rhodium plating.
Ring: Handmade, bent and cut 18k yellow gold sheet, with black rhodium plating on the outer faces.
Employing traditional jewelry techniques in a low scale production ensures a strict quality control of raw material and the refined look of the finished piece.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
27g / Dimensions: Width 27mm x Depth 20mm x Height 77mm
4g / Dimensions: Width 21mm x Depth 12mm x Height 29mm
Yellow, black, gold, earrings, ring, handmade, curves, movement, jewelry, design
One of the biggest challenges in the production of Vivit pieces was set the curves corresponding to the project, and respecting the resistance of the bent gold plates.
Another major challenge was the creation of the earrings mechanism that allows the parts to move freely, despite the pressure on each earlobe.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Fabio Brazil and Henrique Murgel
Image #1: Photographer Erica Vighi
Image #2: Photographer Gigi Kassis, Vivit Collection Concept, 2013
Image #3: Photographer Erica Vighi
Image #4: Photographer Erica Vighi