dario narvaez’s ‘invisible love’ necklace goes beyond the conventional boundaries of aesthetics and form to explore new interactions of light, shadow and shape. the design plays with factors of time, fortuity, surprise and curiosity; sustained and inspired by love.

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the necklace is manufactured through a metal casting and polishing process

 

 

the new york-based industrial designer created the piece using pure and clean forms that are reduced to their minimum values in terms of number of parts, easy manufacturability and easy assembly process. surprise and eventuality are key elements in the design, whose function is revealed in layers, and where its attributes are passively maintained. 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the heart shape is created by the harmonized relation between light, shadow and form

 

 

with the use of two elements, two experiences are generated. when the light hits the circle from the right angle it creates a heart-shaped shadow on the cylinders that can either be seen by everyone, or, by flipping the main piece, only by the person who wears it. the necklace aims to embrace the communication of feelings by creating emotional bonds between people. extending beyond the symbolic, functional and formal life of the object, the designer intended to create a piece that offers people the chance to associate it with unique values and meanings.

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the necklace is manufactured through a metal casting and polishing process

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the main message is revealed strongly and concisely when light hits the object

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
two experiences can be generated by flipping the main necklace piece

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
this necklace aims to be a piece that embraces the communication of feelings by creating emotional bonds between people

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
14k rose gold plated, premium silver and 18k gold plated

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
an emotional bond between light and form

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the heart-shaped shadow appears only when the light hits the object from the right angle

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
the necklace is made of a chain and the main piece that acts as a hook

 

dario narvaez’s minimal necklace plays with light to reveal a hidden message
 pure and clean forms are reduced to their most minimum values

 

 

 

project info:

 

dimensions: height 25mm, width 12mm
materials: 18k gold plated, 14k rose gold plated, premium silver, 14k gold, gold, 14k white gold, 14k rose gold
manufacturing processes: metal casting and polishing

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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