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  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

scientific nature of jewellery

interpreting the profession of goldsmith from various angles and opening up towards new inputs

chemical substances are part of the transformation progress

Invited by the Vienna Design Week 09 to participate in that year’s Passionswege*, this project was realized together with Rozet & Fischmeister Court Jewelers.
Famous for their silverware, they recently began to focus, once again, more on fine jewellery.

Researching into hand-crafted jewellery and all its productions steps, it became obvious that the making of jewellery requires much training and specification as well as patience, careful planning, love for perfect details, and an immense amount of knowledge in materials. This finding was translated into an experimental set up with the title the scientific nature of jewellery.

*Passionwege is a project format of Vienna Design Week. Every Year ten emerging designers (national and international) are invited to collaborate in an experimental project with Vienna-based companies.

growing necklace

To make a beautiful and accurately-made piece of jewellery, it needs time, mindfulness and patience. Similar to a grain, which slowly develops and becomes the plant.
In this experiment, gemstones are replaced by grains. Tenderly cultivated, taken care of and shaped, the seed grows gradually up, becoming the actual “piece of jewellery”. The owner can cultivate and form the plant to his imagination and experiment with various species.

setup for growing jewellery

seeds are pre-growing in little glasses

seeds as the base of the later necklace

discolouring necklace

the sulphide liquid will reveal the silhouettes

Knowledge about material and its physical and chemical properties, enable to broaden the boarders of classic craftsmanship.
In this second experiment a silver necklace is doused, again and again, in sulphide liquid. After some time, black graphics emerge on the necklace. In this case, the silhouettes of two children become visible.

A reinterpretation of classical amulets showing the ones we love.

chemical instruments and metal tests

original necklace by Rozet & Fischmeister

It requires many work steps and fine-tuning until a classic piece of jewellery is finished. The piece is melted, hit, wrought, soldered, edged, polished …
To emphasize the importance of details, beauty and precision, an original piece by Rozet & Fischmeister is examined through magnifying glasses.

nacklace by Rozet & Fischmeister

forms and shapes

precious elements for the jewellery

visualisation of the installation