Architects have been employed in various fields all around the world, so it mustn’t come as a surprise that architects have also dipped a toe in the field of jewelry design. While many architects have taken up jewelry design as a profession, few have also contributed to the field by designing unique ornaments.
Many of these trinkets, designed by well-known architects, have suddenly resurfaced and brought forth a lot of debate. With names like Peter Eisenman, Robert Venturi, Arata Isozaki, Zaha Hadid Architects (to name a few) being attached to them, these pieces have gained a lot of attention.
Few of these knickknacks are one-of-a-kind pieces, with each one being very different from the conventional trinkets, while some stick to the traditional designs – with of course, a little modification.
With the use of primary solids and primary shapes, architects have broken down jewelry to the most minimal sense. These designs are simple and have a sense of sophistication to them.
Many of these designs are pleasing to the eye, with colors complementing the design and the wearer. But, irrespective of its simplicity or complexity, these designs are well-thought of, following the regular rules of jewelry, but taking it to a level, that only architects can.
But a few are such that the wearer and the observer are confused – which appear to be structural elements molded around a person. These designs keep us guessing if certain parts have been ripped off of buildings to fit different people.
Different designs that are eye-catching, have been produced through this venture – some, which are bold and in-your-face, while others catch you off-guard with their simple beauty. Nevertheless, these artifacts are not for the faint-hearted. These are for those who want to own a piece of jewelry that is unique and takes your breath away.
By: Aishwarya Pai