david bielander delicately crafts cardboard looking bracelets made of gold for design miami/basel david bielander delicately crafts cardboard looking bracelets made of gold for design miami/basel
jun 20, 2015

david bielander delicately crafts cardboard looking bracelets made of gold for design miami/basel

david bielander delicately crafts cardboard looking bracelets made of gold
image © simon bielander
images courtesy of ornamentum gallery

 

 

 

this witty juxtaposition of materials is by munich-based designer david bielander is part of a series of bracelets called ‘cardboard’. presented for the first time at design miami/basel, it has been awarded the bavarian state prize 2015, they have been intricately crafted to look like the mundane material – with a false identity – the accessories are actually made with precious metal. available in gold or silver, even the smallest of details such as the staple to fasten, patinated surface and the corrugated inside is highlighted- completely contradicting how in reality, it has been professional hand made. and as rutger emmelkamp writes ‘acting out a child’s rainy afternoon cut-and-paste endeavor proudly worn by a parent’, in closer look, only its weight, sound and temperature can reveal its true material.

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image © dirk eisel
cardboard, 2015, bracelets, gold 18k, white gold staples

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the series was awarded the bavarian state prize 2015

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image © dirk eisel
each handmade to look like cardboard

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image © dirk eisel

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image © dirk eisel

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