Geometric Collection Jewelry is a true metaphor of the interdisciplinary interaction that emphasizes the firm’s founders individual backgrounds and approaches to design during the creative process. 13&9, a design collective, is led by architect Martin Lesjak and fashion designer Anastasia Su who translate their collaborative philosophy into wearable architectural objects with a consistent design concept called “architectural fashion”.
Drawing upon influences from fashion and architecture, these pieces reference the precise geometry of the ellipse and the hexagon. The shapes of these elements balance soft lines with sharp edges that are both smooth and textured. The ellipse offers a perfect shape with its unique curves that celebrate simplicity while the hexagon‘s intricacy proves nature’s innate ability to create an understated complexity.
Making Of Geometric Collection Jewelry
Drafted in CAD programs, the collection relies on design principals used in architecture to create a balanced relationship between surfaces and angels resulting in subtle sculptural forms including rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. With optimized proportions, the pieces are transformative and can be worn in different contexts that symbolize simultaneously radicalism in form and material language. The mens and womens collection’s unique appeal is derived from the exceptional use of high quality architectural material, Corian® that has rarely been used to make fine jewelry.
The versatile and pliant material Corian® is composed from natural minerals and high-performance acrylic and can be formed into endless shapes. The mineral sheets are first cut with a CNC machine and then undergo rough milling to create the contours and facets, followed by rough grinding to further define the forms. The final step is carefully hand polishing which creates the distinct matte finish and an individual stone surface of the jewelry made in Austria.
Photos: Markus Mansi<