Jun 5, 2017 | By Tess

Brazil-based design firm Estudio Guto Requena has launched a new design app that enables users to transform their love stories into one-of-a-kind 3D printed pendants.

Choosing a piece of jewelry for a significant other can be a tricky task: how do you find something that is all at once unique, heartfelt, personal, and beautiful? Fortunately, 3D printing and digital fabrication methods have opened the doors to new possibilities for personalized design, and we’ve seen a number of startups introduce creative and customizable 3D printed jewelry.

From 3D printed rings whose design is generated from a voice clip, to 3D printed pendants whose design is customized by the wind patterns of a given day and place, the possibilities for unique custom jewelry are seeming increasingly limitless.

Now, with the launch of the Aura Pendant, consumers can capture their love for another person in a beautiful and singular 3D printed pendant. Developed by Brazilian architecture firm Estudio Guto Requena, the Aura Pendant could be the perfect gift for a loved one.

How does one “capture love” and transform it into a physical design? Good question. Basically, users are instructed to find a “quiet spot” where they can settle in with their mobile device to tell their own love story.

By speaking into a mobile device (assuming it is equipped with the studio’s specialized app), and holding an index finger over the device’s flashlight, the app can not only capture the vocal love story but can read your heart beat and measure emotional data from your voice. It is this data that is transformed into a 3D design that makes up the pendant.

In other words, the subtle variations in your voice as you recount your own love story, as well as your heart rate will effectively create the pendant’s mandala-like design, meaning that each one should be completely unique. Once the 3D model is generated, the user can order the pendant through the app, and it will be 3D printed and subsequently cast in 18 karat gold.

“When you remember the love story of your life, all your body reacts with your emotions. Now you can capture those emotions and turn them into unique jewellery,” said the architecture firm.

(Images: Estudio Guto Requena)

The 3D printed Aura Pendant is part of Estudio Guto Requena’s ongoing Love Project which seeks to make meaningful connections between the realms of technology and emotion. The Love Project, which launched in 2013, has generated designs from people’s brain activity, heart rates, and voices.

“The Love Project is a study in design, science, and technology that captures the emotions people feel in relating personal love stories and transforms them into everyday objects,” reads Estudio Guto Requena’s website. “The project suggests a future in which unique products will bear personal histories in ways that encourage long life cycles, thus inherently combining deeply meaningful works with sustainable design.”



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