bram van den haspel uses the sun to send messages in 'sunrose'

bram van den haspel uses the sun to send messages in 'sunrose'

designer bram van den haspel concieved the idea of ‘sunrose’ when he created it as a wedding gift for a dutch-italian couple who wed in italy. the idea was to design an object to capture that precious moment of the wedding at the specific location, date and time. the designer thought about the relationship between time and the rotation of the earth around its axis and around the sun, and created an intricate object that could be used as a pendant or ornament.




as bram van den haspel thought about the strong july sun in italy, he also considered the shadows it could potentially cast on a BEAUTIFUL object. with a background in both physics and design, both fields influence the object. when the designer came up with the gift for the couple, he did not imagine the success it would be with the guests.




he decided to create the product as a customizable object, making it special for each customer. it became a physical reminder of a special moment. the designer developed the software to automatically convert a message and the solar-data for a specific location, date and time into a 3d model. this model is 3d printed in wax and cast in bronze, silver of gold.





product info:


designer: bram van den haspel

product name: sunrose



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