Jonathan Yoshida Rowell

An American industrial designer living in New York. Currently design director at Cartier.

Looking Glass Rings

Integral to the Looking Glass experience is a set of custom-designed marker rings, with ceramic beads embedded as tracking dots for the StyleGAN neural net. The ring’s design aims to strike a balance between an expected preciousness of Cartier product and the functionality of being seen by the computer yet felt by the client. The complete set of sizes are held magnetically in a solid piece of hardwood. The rings are inspired by Cartier’s 1895 wedding band with diamond.

Category: technology
Materials: stainless steel and ceramic
Fabrication: manufacturing partner