The pin brooch (with two attachment points), part of the winning collection of the Tincal Lab Challenge 2018 jury award – Porto, Portugal, is a unique piece, handcrafted. The collection is called BEYOND UNKNOWN:
The steps made towards tomorrow turn the unknown into known. Will, wishes, curiosity and aspirations motivates humanity to build paths through possible but not always probable realities. Knowledge is acquired, stored, processed and allows us to evolve. Questions are answered and new ones are emerging. How far can we get? Where are the limits? Are there any? Individuality and uniqueness influence each response and determine each action. Human’s touch changes the world on his way through presumptions, assumptions and discoveries.
The piece reacts to temperature changes due to the thermochromic pigment used (as shown in pictures). Whenever the temperature of our environment exceeds the threshold of 31 degrees Celsius, the color changes. Above this threshold, the colors become bright, returning to their dark shade when the temperature drops below 31 degrees Celsius. Just wearing the piece will cause gradual color changes due to our body temperature.