Giorgia Rossi Industrial Design & Photography
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essentia x baume&mercier

Luxury wristwatch contest by Baume & Mercier, Winning Project, June 2015

Brainstorming; Hand Drawings; AutoCad; Autodesk Alias; Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign.


The brief

Design two concepts of wristwatches for the great Maison Horlogière Baume & Mercier. This project included mixed Industrial and Fashion Design student, to produce a piece of jewellery reflecting innovation and aesthetic.

The project

We had to deal for the first time with the theme of luxury. We thought of luxury as an experience and a lifestyle. We decided to approach to this culture designing for people who choose the best without showing it off, nurturing substance over the appearance. Moreover, in a world where mass-production rules, only craftmanship gives to an object an unique disposition. Hence, arts, simplicity, elegance and sensitivity are our keywords. We wanted to offer a formal minimalism accompanied by an excessive attention to details, materials and crafts.

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My role

Working in a randomly assembled team of five, I have contributed to de-briefing sessions, sketching in the concept definition phase, curating the follow-up presentations and producing final photo renderings.

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The first watch is in step with the Maison’s historical tradition, since it is inspired by a previous model of B&M collection. Under a sapphire glass, the main time markers has been cut out to show the gears in all their beauty and precision.

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For the second one, cut outs in the needles make every single minute precious and unique, showing little by little a new shade of its inner essence. From there, the name “Essentia” originates.

 
 

References Mr. Alexandre Peraldi (B&M Design Director), Flaviano Celaschi (BA Industrial Design Course Coordinator), Dr. Federica Muzzarelli (BA Fashion Culture and Technique Course Coordinator)

Team: Tatjana Genovese , Vittorio Golini, Giorgia Rossi, Micaela Sartori, Brian Scalini