At So Catchy! we’re always betting on creativity and innovation winning out; Anything that’s a bit different and presents us with a new way of doing things and understanding art and fashion. We love the intimate details behind artisanal pieces and the use of unusual materials, including 3D printing and impossible forms. We like to see things with “soul”, with a concept, and pieces that strive to present us with ideas. It doesn’t have to be modern or contemporary, but it should be special.
At So Catchy! Where Fashion Begins, we’ve chosen 5 essential artists / designers / jewellers whose originality we found fascinating.
José Antonio Moralejo (Badajoz), doctor by day, jewellery designer by night, is one of our favourites. His pieces are beautiful, daring and subtle creations of contemporary jewellery. His pieces aren’t available online yet, he does it more as a hobby and as a release for his curious and inspired imagination.
Taller de Feeas (Madrid), by Remedios Vincent, is another one that we are in love with. We interviewed her not too long ago and her pieces are bizarre creations made with objects from antique shops, bringing together porcelain dolls, prosthetic eyes, needles, false teeth and more, some of which are more than 100 years old. And her broaches and necklaces are out of this world.
If you’re a fan of urban art and other artistic curiosities, you can check out her blog “Flores en el Ático” (Flowers in the Attic and the initials of “Feeas”), you’ll be presently surprised.
We recently, discovered the jeweller and artisan María Ninot (Barcelona) who, in her OSLO Barcelona workshop makes pieces, mainly in silver, that show us her talent and sensitivity with the material. Her collection of eolic pieces is a wonder to look at and her anemone rings are marvellous.
Header photo and this photo by Beate Klockmann for Philip Sajet
Philip Sajet (Amsterdam) is a very special artist. He works in contemporary jewellery using oxidized steel as one of his base materials, combined with gems, precious stones and crystal. His originality, especially with rings, is superb. You’ll never look at jewellery the same way again once you’ve seen Philip’s work.
And finally, in an article about jewellery, we can’t forget to mention our friend, Mala Siamptani (London). Her stunning work uses 3D modelling together with more traditional methods of modelling and smelting. The materials are unconventional (rubber, fiberglass, polyester resin mixed with pigment) as are the themes behind her work. She’s fascinated by symmetry, microbiology, “sick” cells and viruses and her latest collection of rings (Structural Decay), follows the decomposition of a body through its different phases.
Images courtesy of designers unless otherwise noted
Translation and layout by Michael Padilla