Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong, 2017 Shrunk potato 18kt yellow gold plated cufflinks 2.8 x 1.5; 1.8 x 1.4 cm Unique ref. C5 Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge amount of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Pommes de Jong were inspired by the idea of transforming a humble object into a precious one. In the realization of the wearable art, the potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming exclusive pieces of wearable art.
Ifeanyi Oganwu Cityscapes, 2016 9kt rose gold cufflinks Edition of 12 1.5 x 1.7 cm Signed and numbered Inspired by metropolitan skylines mirrored on bodies of water, the Cityscapes Collection seeks to unify natural and manmade landscapes. Here, the functional support acts as a horizon line from which shards are reflected to create interactive elements with varying geometric intricacy. Works in the collection include a double ring, large earrings, and a pair of cufflinks, all of which grow from aggregated clusters of folded shards – the primary unit of the designs.
Atelier van Lieshout Happy Cufflinks, 2009 Silver and red gold enamel cufflinks 2 x 2 cm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered Happy Cufflinks and Oval Family, designed by Atelier Van Lieshout in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani, are cufflinks representing a family connected to each other, happily strolling and dancing. Evoking the idea of the perfect family, both cufflink’s are an excellent present to give to your partner.
Pol Bury Spheres, 2005 Silver 925 cufflinks Edition of 50 Signed and numbered Filippini Edition Pol Bury emphasizes movement as an essential element of sculpture, stressing that his works are not complete until they are set into motion. Working with stainless and Cor-Ten steel, he produced monumental balls that spin or roll, columns that rotate, and planes that slope, all operated by concealed manual mechanisms. The movement that he assigns to these sculptures is often a slow, imperceptible action that does not immediately register in the viewer’s eye. These jewellery pieces are only completed once worn, as the movement of the hand triggers the motion of the elements.
Atelier van Lieshout Oval Family, 2010 18kt red, white, yellow, black and green gold cufflinks 2 x 2.5 cm Edition of 3 per colour Signed and numbered Happy Cufflinks and Oval Family, designed by Atelier Van Lieshout in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani, are cufflinks representing a family connected to each other, happily strolling and dancing. Evoking the idea of the perfect family, both cufflink’s are an excellent present to give to your partner.