Designed by Kazunori Takeishi — Fukukoka, Japan, for Design Museum's Rapid Jewelry Design Competition
From the designer: "For the design, we have chosen to work with rhombus shaped units, as we think they create a greater sense of directional properties than triangular units. These similarly shaped units coalesce as an assemblage and each unit at various positions on the circular structure of the necklace is made to adopt a slightly different size. The rhombus shaped units in their gradually changing dimensions form a dynamic composition when seen as a whole, creating a comfortable and rhthymic pattern that projects a different impression and style when a different portion of the necklace is worn on the front. Each chain link shifts in response to the body surface, allowing the necklace to fit onto the body like a piece of clothing. 'Gregarious', as the name of the necklace implies, a clustering of units, like flowers in the field or creatures in their herds. Each unit is similar yet different, just as each animal in a herd or flock is of a similar species, but is different in various ways. Together as a cluster, they move and create a dynamism like no other."