02 May 2017

Accident jewelry

The designer, Violaine Febvret, revisits her geometric heritage to let the materials speak for themselves. She begins with molten metal in free and natural forms. No preliminary drawing, no initial idea … “I welcome chance and go along with the accidents. The ‘Thunderbolt’ cuff came about from a prototype in wax which unfortunately or rather fortunately broke.” Imperfection as ultimate beauty.

  • "Gold flow" cuff made of gold and silver

  • "Crumpled paper" silver pendant

  • "Rocky inlet" cuff made of gold-plated bronze

  • "Crumpled paper" silver brooch

  • "Thunderbolt" silver cuff

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