Ladies & Gentlemen Studio: Vignette
Jewelry fascinates Ladies & Gentlemen Studio as one of the oldest forms of personal expression, pointing to the long-standing role on how decoration and design are inter-connected in our everyday life. Their aesthetic and design philosophy revolves around complementary opposites with an unexpected balance of warm minimalism, playful austerity and simple sophistication. Designing personal adornments is a mode for the studio to explore elemental forms on an intimate scale that connects them to designing on a human level.
The Vignette Collection is inspired by 20th century Constructivism and the Bauhaus, exploring the elemental relationship of form and concept. Vignette deduces jewelry to line and shape to express an essential relationship of ornament to the body. The resulting compositions reveal decoration as a formal gesture isolated from extraneous elements, materials or finishes. Each piece is made with sterling silver in Redhook, Brooklyn.
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