jewellery series

Chlada is a manufacture specializing in high quality tin-cast accessories.

When asked to design bas-relief jewellery for them, we researched the material and learned that tin is great for high fidelity casting because of its liquidity. Also, alchemy ascribes a metal to each planet.. For its brightness our material tin is associated with the biggest: Jupiter! This inspired us to cast this fascinating celestial body and two of its moons, Europa and Callisto, into a set of necklaces and brooches.

This series was on display at the Austrian Design Explosion exhibition at the Triennale-Museum in Milano as part of the Austrian contribution to the EXPO 2015.

First photo by Klaus Fritsch
All other photos by KIM+HEEP