Presenting a global launch at the Chiltern Firehouse in London earlier this month, German fine jewellery house CADA has teamed up with three contemporary artists; Aaron Curry, Andy Hope, and Jonathan Meese, to create its CADA GOES ART collection, available exclusively via Stylebop.com. Each artist brought his own unique design aesthetic to the collection (scroll through the gallery above to get a feel for the pieces, which comprises of 53 items in total. Each is rare, limited edition, a series of one-off objects made of gold, diamonds, sapphires and other precious stones, merge the world of art, fine jewellery, and fashion into the perfect collaboration.
“Each artist put his all into creating unique pieces that were a true representation to their own work,” says the site's fashion director Leila Yavari. “We hoped this project would provide an interesting challenge for them artistically – another creative outlet – and were thrilled at the level of passion and enthusiasm towards the project.”
Yavari correctly states that each artist brought individuality to their figural representations. Los Angeles-based artist, Aaron Curry created spectacular cocktail rings that visually exhibit the interplay between the artificial and natural, figurative and abstract—each of his capsule series aptly named Bull, Moon, and Cactus. With a history of producing neomodernist forms and wall reliefs inspired by a sort of urban sublime, Curry drew from his known aesthetic to produce these structural and fabulous rings, cast in 18kt white, pink and yellow gold, that will be sure to dazzle on any hand.
German artist Andy Hope 1930 brought his eclectic designs to CADA to produce signet rings that evoke patterns you’ve seen at local thrift stores yet are luxuriously made of gold and encrusted with precious stones. Juxtaposing his Devil Sun Ring with his Justice Ring, his art comes alive with a playful approach to traditional comic-book story motifs.
The third artist in the collaboration, Jonathan Meese, created pendants and rings for CADA, approaching it with his characteristic diverse aesthetic. Drawing on forms that feel raw and reminiscent of an Art Brut convention, he renders his personality and vision into fine jewellery to create something unique, concluding a collaboration that fuses the beauty in art and fashion into wearable jewellery pieces... Available to global luxury consumers at the click of a button. — Layla Hashemi