Even if you've never been to Iceland, you've probably seen pictures of her otherworldly landscapes that hint at what a central role nature plays in shaping the visual culture there. The following Icelandic designers have taken the idea to him with jewelry containing organic shapes and patterns, or in one case, a living plant itself.
Maria Kristin is beautiful teardrop necklace won his first prize in the latest Hendrikka Waage jewelry competition. While carving patterns can easily be interpreted as based on a honeycomb, crystal or Moroccan tiles, polished metal takes the form of inspiration from a mother's life, as Kristin had just become the mother shortly before the design process.
Crossing the line between human and natural design, HAF byHafstein Júliusson growing Jewelry is just that grows. The concept that first debuted in 2008, is yet to be interpreted more elegant than this living plant built in the metal cabinet. The experimental design offers a bit of nature to remind us of the beauty that lies outside of the concrete. Available via HAF online store, selling each piece for between € 150-180
Hring eftir Hring takes a traditional source of inspiration, but deconstruct flowered forms in sculptural petals arranged in asymmetrical configurations. The resulting rings, pendants and earrings, available in 17 colors, like the kind of playfully elegant accessories that can be worn by futuristic creatures.
The rough-hewn design by Helga Mogensen combine organic materials with precious metals to create necklaces, earrings and tie clips unlike any other. Inspired by Iceland's natural resources Mogensen uses materials such as silver, driftwood, and fish skin, often in crude, clunky shapes to create beautiful interesting opinion pieces.