Hemmerle spellbinds with its new pieces that feature intricately hand-carved, cut-out structures that infuse architectural lines and draw on the Munich-based master jeweller’s tradition of creating unique pieces, entirely by hand.
A wondrous marriage of sculptural elements and functional design, these new pieces are inspired by the honeycomb structure used to create depth in architecture. The idea is to artfully explore positive and negative space through metal structures that feature latticework in copper, iron and bronze. Imbued with Hemmerle’s signature craftsmanship, the intricate layers make these pieces at once luscious and lightweight.
A highlight is the harmony bangle featuring spiky reserve-set white diamonds that glisten through its black-iron honeycomb structure that you can twist to open for ease – a remarkable work of art. Pair it with the diamond and iron earrings, in which zircons are beautifully set against burnt orange jade circles that surround them through their copper structure.
Hemmerle bangle, diamonds, iron, silver and white gold
Hemmerle is a fourth-generation family run jeweller that blends its 125-year-old legacy with contemporary design. Carrying forward the mantle are Christian Hemmerle, his Egyptian-born wife Yasmin, and parents Stefan and Sylveli Hemmerle. Art is at the core of these pieces that are imbued with cultural references as the brand continues to revere its rich past as it continues to innovate in the present.
The brand has also carved out a relationship with the art circuit, with its most recent stint at TEFAF Maastricht lauded by art and jewellery connoisseurs. It now looks towards the upcoming London’s Masterpiece Art Fair, where Christian Hemmerle will be giving a public talk with jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy.
Christian Hemmerle is in conversation with Joanna Hardy at Masterpiece London on 29 June 2018. Masterpiecefair.com. Hemmerle’s next exhibition is PAD London that runs from 1-7 October, 2018. Hemmerle.com