The history of the Sunrose started recently, more precise on 28 July 2018 in Barzano, Italy.
“..... The predecessor of the Sunrose was a gift I designed for a wedding in Italy of a Dutch-Italian couple, both very important people to me. The basic idea was to design an object to capture the precious moment of that wedding. At a specific date, time, and location. For some reason I thought about the relation between time and the rotation of the earth on its axes around the sun. And if you start thinking about the sun in Italy in July, you think about shade immediately. I have a background in both physics and design, two worlds that meet in this object.
The Sunrose for this wedding contained personal words, an image of a bunch of grapes, an icon of Italy, and an image of a tulip, as an icon of Netherlands.
A Dutch design, but it would not properly work without the Italians “Perché gli italiani hanno inventato il sole”. Because the Italians invented the sun.
When I started designing the wedding gift, it was not my intention to make it into a product as it is now. But when I saw the impact it made on the couple, and the guests too by the way, I wanted to give others the opportunity to be able to do the same. To design their own personalised gift. A physical reminder of a special moment."
Bram van den Haspel, designer
We started to redesign the idea and develop the software for modelling and calculations. Now, we are proud to be able to produce a high quality Sunrose.
It is cast in precious metal, but that is only the exterior. What is inside is what counts: you can fill the Sunrose with your own precious words, ideas or memories.
We hope the Sunrose will witness many memorable moments.