Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke (Still Life) | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke (Still Life) | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke (Still Life) | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke (Campaign Images) | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke (Campaign Images) | Yellowtrace

 

Elke Kramer’s jewellery has always had a brave architectural aesthetic. From her signature sweeping jewel-toned tassels, to bold cylinders of carved resin and stone, statement earrings, necklaces, and rings are not really sweet adornments, but objet d’art of their own. Led by materials over runway fads, and experimental fabrications and new forms instead of hot trends in fashion world—her collections are stand apart and original, and resonate a little deeper.

Natural then, that the Sydney-based designer has broadened the scale of her work with a new series of actual objects for the home. “Ultimately, we’re just lovers of beautiful things,” Elke says. “We have a holistic design approach in the studio and we really wanted to develop and expand on what we do.” Titled The Jewel Keepers, Elke’s object collection is a very natural extension of her designs to date, with jewellery boxes and earring and bangle stands. There’s also a half-moon mirror stand, and decorative wall mobiles—which look like a pretty perfect large-scale iteration of her pendant earrings.

 

Related: ‘Sand’ Collection by Dinosaur Designs.

 

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke | Yellowtrace

Kinetic Jewellery Collection by Studio Elke | Yellowtrace

 

Rendered in her unique luxury, earthy aesthetic, Elke’s objects are fused with unconventional materials: charcoal, crushed seashells and concrete create a complex marbling and terrazzo finish. Jewellery boxes are orb-shaped, and sliced in half in two tones, and wall mobiles feature polished brass, mirrored Perspex, and long cumin-coloured tassels. Each component has been handmade with emphasis on quality and durability, and via ethical manufacturing processes.

“My jewellery sits in the middle of fashion and object,” Elke adds. “It can make sense in both, or neither, so creating a collection of functional objects was a natural extension.”

 

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About The Author

Sammy Preston

Sammy Preston is a writer, editor, and curator living in Sydney. Working especially within art and design, and then lifestyle and culture more broadly, Sammy is a senior writer at Broadsheet, and a contributing digital editor at Foxtel's Lifestyle platform. Sammy also contributes regularly to art and design press like VAULT Magazine, Art Collector, Art Edit, Habitus, and Indesign magazines. She's written art essays for MUSEUM, exhibition texts for Sophie Gannon Gallery, and has worked as an arts and culture editor for FBi Radio. In 2016, she worked as part of the editorial team for Indesign Magazine as digital editor during the publication's pivotal print and website redesign. Sammy was also the founding manager and curator of contemporary art space Gallery 2010—a curator-run initiative housed within a Surry Hills loading dock. The gallery hosted exhibitions with emerging and established artists from 2012 until 2016.

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