Bombay-based jewelry designers Studio Renn reinvent conventional jewelry silhouettes, enjoying with symmetry and kinds for jewelry that delight within the seductively subversive.
‘Our works are bodily manifestations of ongoing research – a part of a fluid but centered inventive course of,’ duo Rahul and Roshni Jhaveri say. ‘Whereas the aesthetics might sound to vary, what ties in all of the works is how they evolve. Now we have carried ahead sure methods akin to utilizing reflections, vacancy and modern setting methods. Our inventive course of is one thing we keep trustworthy to.’
It’s a philosophy expressed in eclectic collections akin to ‘Cacti’, which units diamonds on jaws of serrated gold. In ‘Fish’, skeletons are drawn in precision-cut diamonds, whereas in ‘Digna’ the aesthetic is summary, with three-dimensional kinds dotted with rainbows of valuable stones.
‘The whole lot is impressed by nature, by our surroundings – both the presence or the absence of it. It’s inescapable,’ the jewelry designers add. ‘Whereas the inspirations may spark an concept, inevitably the thought and the works tackle a lifetime of their very own. Cacti are not cacti, however an abstraction of it – a logo of safety. And the method by no means begins with designing jewelry. We discover concepts by way of totally different mediums – poetry, line drawings, paper sculptures, shadow research – and it’s by way of this that we create a particular language that we then translate into jewelry. We are likely to push the sensible constraints of jewelry and see the place it goes.’
The most recent collections, the duo add, are the tip results of this course of. ‘It’s an bold effort on the studio to create a particular modern indigenous aesthetic – one that’s our personal. It began with a examine of indigenous artwork, not what [people] made however why and the way. We tried to comply with the identical inventive strategy of abstraction whereas creating these works. It was fully unchartered territory – conceptualising the works in that method after which translating them into distinct kinds utilizing modern methods.’