benjamin hubert x biegel: cell jewelry collection benjamin hubert x biegel: cell jewelry collection
apr 23, 2013

benjamin hubert x biegel: cell jewelry collection

‘cell’ ring in silver





‘cell’ is a jewellery collection that explores the pleating of precious metals to form a ring, earrings, necklace, and bracelet. the project is a result of a close collaboration between benjamin hubert and german jeweller, biegel.


the construction of the pieces is driven by a series of undulating soft folds in 0.4mm sheets of precious metal. the individual layers are soldered together to create a high strength to weight ratio based upon a honeycomb construction. the waste material from the production of each is melted down and recycled to make the next. the ‘cell’ works are available in sterling silver, gold, and platinum.



‘cell’ ring in silver




‘cell’ ring in gold


‘cell’ earrings in silver




a look at the ‘cell’ collection by benjamin hubert for biegel video courtesy of benjamin hubert




paper models of the jewelry pieces



detailed paper models express the folds which are translated to metal



‘cell’ collection executed in paper models





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  • stunning, especially the rings

    dbkii says:
  • Beautiful!
    How do you make prototypes of this kind in paper?
    Those are amazing prototypes!
    Wouldn’t it have been easier to make them on a 3d printer?

    faftaichi says:
  • Sorry! but people have been doing this for the past ten years and they have gone much further.
    Check out “Freedom of Creation” and see for yourself. This is far from being new, or original…

    Dan Leno says:
  • this works as a ring and the bracelet, but i think not so-much as a necklace, perhaps they needed to change the expression a little bit, to make the pattern visible when it is worn, unless it is a choker? I would think that would be quite uncomfortable.

    morgan says:
  • yeah for a second i thought this was arik levy.

    zzZZzz says:

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