This year I am branching into the world of collaborations....If anything, I think I have become a little addicted to them! It is so much fun to work with someone else and see their perspective on design. Further, they are able to give me access to different materials I wouldn’t be able to use otherwise. I am super stoked on a new product, the Stacked Jewelry Box, I made with the designer Ariane van Dievoet from Avandi in Brooklyn.
We designed a stacking jewelry box that uses only beautiful natural materials. It incorporates copper, maple hardwood and natural cork. We went through many concepts and iterations, trying to think of how we store our own jewelry and what aesthetic the modern woman would want her jewelry box. Instead of a traditional rectangular box we designed a minimalist bowl that had different sections for different pieces, using cork so that your most precious metals wouldn’t be scratched.
We are so excited to launch this limited edition design. There are only 100 pieces for this production, so get yours while they last! Every Jewelry Box is handmade in America and uses sustainable and domestic materials. You can purchase your own or for that special person to carry all of their treasures in my store this Wednesday September 2, 2015.
I would love to hear from you! Let me know what you guys think on our Stacked Jewelry Box in the comments below.
Photos by: Melanie Riccardi
More about AVANDI and their process:
AVANDI is a Brooklyn-based contemporary studio that designs and manufactures a selection of home goods and jewelry inspired by sustainable solutions and modular systems. AVANDI generates durable products that seamlessly blend technology and craft. AVANDI's profoundly versatile designs thrive in a nomadic space, shifting their function to meet your needs, merging with your lifestyle while adding a bit of fun and playful elements.
Ariane van Dievoet is the designer and creator of AVANDI. Heavily influenced by her Belgian roots, her designs are honest and sophisticated. Ariane’s passion for traveling and discovering different cultures brought her from Brussels to London where she studied Interior & Spatial Design (Chelsea College of Art & Design) and to North America for her Interior Architecture studies (RISD). Ariane felt inspired and attracted to New York City’s energy, diversity and hands-on production principles which led her to her next venture, working with Brooklyn-based product & furniture design studio Bower. During that time she started developing her own ideas by pushing boundaries with different techniques and materials.