RK 022-4BRs Kinetic Ring by Michael Berger

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
RK 022-4BRs

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Kinetic Ring

INSPIRATION:
This piece really has some Art Deco style aspects and the combination of colours - black steel and the white diamonds - makes it a very elegant evening conversation piece.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A certain eye-catcher and conversation piece! This kinetic ring made from black coated stainless steel and diamonds breaks with your expectations how jewellery is made and looks like. With every movement of the wearers hand the upper part will start to spin and the sparkling diamonds are catching the eyes and create ongoing attention.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Even it might look like - in this ring there are no magnets involved - its a purely mechanical link between the parts. Secure fixed and made for normal wearing. All parts could be cleaned and serviced if necessary.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This model has been made in many variations from 2009 till today. They all are made in my workshop in Duesseldorf, Germany.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
black carbon coated stainless steel, 18ct. white gold, diamonds tt. 0.38ct TW/vsi, micro ball bearings

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Materials: stainless steel, black carbon coated 18ct. white gold 14 diamonds tt.0.38ct TW/vsi Dimensions: 22mm x 10mm x 31mm

TAGS:
kinetic, ring, stainless steel, diamonds

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I am designing kinetic rings since 1997, so there is a long way of try and error to manage and control the very special mechanical parts involved in these kind of jewellery. The inspiration to work in this field of jewellery was given to me from Prof. Friedrich Becker, the inventor of kinetic jewellery. During my time working as his assistant from 1992-1997, I was captured by this very special kind of interactive jewellery.

CHALLENGE:
Be playful and spontaneous but very precise at the same time. Working with micro ball bearings requires high precision work and tools - similar to watchmakers specifications. To keep the pieces still durable and solid for everyday wear by creating surprisingly smooth-running movements is a huge challenge.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-10 13:28:40

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IMAGE CREDITS:
no credits necessary

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Atelier Michel Berger

PROFILE:
Kinetics - defined in physics as the dynamics of bodies which are accelerated by forces - is the driving force which makes Berger's unusually shaped rings so fascinating. At first glance, his stainless steel or gold ring sculptures seem to be attractively heavy, clearly shaped pieces. It is when you put them on and start moving your hands horizontally in flowing movements that their full magic is revealed: the top elements, which nestle closely together, start to move and rotate. This finger-dance, initiated by the wearer, is made possible by the microscopic bearings that join the top and bottom section of each ring. Even when not in motion, Berger's rings are objects of stunning beauty which conceal yet another unexpected feature: these rings can stand. In each ring design Berger includes a minute, flat base, allowing these appealing sculptures to be admired from all sides. The rings are available in a variety of different designs - set with glittering diamonds or gems, or completely plain, but always the centre of attention with their clear, modern lines.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Rk 022-4brs Kinetic Ring by Michael Berger is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Rk 022-4brs Kinetic Ring by Michael Berger is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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