How long can we keep dressing down? Working form home, staying in more than going out? How long can we keep toning it down...from our wardrobe to social not-gathering? I suppose that is up to each of us, and our attitudes about how we want to look. So, let's look at jewelry accessories in a minimalist light this month.
I am always inspired by architecture and design, in particular, Danish modern. From furniture, to sculpture, to tableware, Danish modern is laid back sophistication and it kicked off the Mid-Century Modern design movement. The Danish designed with form, function, and simplicity in mind. Designers such as Hans Wegner, known for his contorted wood bending, like the Wishbone Chair with attention to form and function. Nanna Ditzel, known for her ring chair design, was also a jewelry designer. Arne Jacobson with his "Egg Chair," as he combined form with ergonomic function. Dansk housewares, developed by two Americans, specializing in sculptural teak, enamel pots, metal and iron candle holders.
These are just a few of the designers that I admire and that inspire some of my designs....consciously or not!
See the comparisons below...
Pendant and earring set with yellow and white diamonds, compared to 1950's Poul Jensen for Selig Z Lounge Chair
14k white pendant with diamonds and black pearl, sterling white sapphire/amethyst pendant, and gents topaz and diamond ring in 14k white gold, compared to buffet table in teak
Sterling and square peach pearl and diamond brooch, 14k white ring with black pearl and diamond, and pearl pendant in sterling, compared with Nanna Ditzel ring chairs
Enamel circle pendant in sterling and copper, and stone and pearl pendant with topaz, compared to Danish modern trivets in teak