The Wave Light bracelet stands out from other designs with its unique construction. Crafted from a single piece of metal, the bracelet features fixed wave bands that are twisted at precise angles to create a mesmerizing play of light. Each band is carefully designed to mirror the surrounding environment and capture its brightness, giving the illusion of movement with natural light.
To achieve the desired light reflection, a high level of precision was required in the band twists. The designers meticulously outlined the complexity of waves, resulting in a design that beautifully captures the essence of this natural phenomenon. The bracelet is made using advanced 3D metal printing techniques, with upcycled metal being the material of choice. The process of polishing the printed design was a challenge due to the intricate details, but the effort was well worth it as it resulted in a dynamic trompe l'oeil effect.
Measuring 40mm in width, 60mm in length, and 47mm in height, the Wave Light bracelet is a statement piece that effortlessly combines elegance and innovation. Its unique design, coupled with the use of high-quality materials, makes it a versatile accessory suitable for both glamorous occasions and everyday wear.
Designed as a single piece, the bracelet features cascading, integrated bands that give the impression of multiple bracelets seamlessly merged together. The wearer can find comfort by turning their wrist against the wave bands, which also enhances the light reflection. Despite its complex design, the bracelet is lightweight and durable, ensuring both style and comfort.
The Wave Light bracelet is the result of extensive research and experimentation. The designers delved into the study of light reflection and used custom-made code in 3D-rendering software to precisely control the size, number, and twist of the bands. Prototypes were 3D printed using plastic to test the manufacturing feasibility, and user feedback was gathered to ensure ergonomic design.
Starting as a passion project, the Wave Light bracelet posed several challenges for the designers. Combining scientific properties with jewelry in a wearable and ergonomic piece required finding the right balance between band size and metal properties. Despite lacking an academic background in design and jewelry, the designers' commitment to learning and creativity allowed them to express their vision and scientific expertise in this remarkable piece.
The Wave Light bracelet was designed and manufactured in Paris, with the project commencing in December 2021 and the final piece completed in July 2022. Its unique design and innovative use of materials have garnered recognition, earning it the Bronze A' Design Award in the Jewelry, Eyewear, and Watch Design category in 2023. This prestigious award celebrates designs that showcase technical and creative excellence, contributing to improvements in quality of life and making the world a better place.
The Wave Light bracelet, with its captivating design and powerful symbolism, serves as a reminder to embrace change, find hope in the brightest moments, and always strive for a positive mindset. It is a testament to the fusion of art, science, and technology, showcasing the endless possibilities when creativity and innovation come together.
Project Designers: Clement Molinier
Image Credits: Clément MOLINIER
Project Team Members: Clément MOLINIER
Project Name: Wave Light
Project Client: Clement Molinier