It’s this time of the year where we unite the world’s most desirable brands and extraordinary designers. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, Jewellery Arabia; the Middle East's premier jewellery and watch event, has been rescheduled until 23-27 November 2021. You can get a sneak peak of their new 2021 brochure on their website to get a glimpse on what’s coming up next year.
But let’s talk about jewellery and its relationship with furniture
Young designers are going beyond the norm and are blending furniture designs with well-known jewellery elements such as marble, gold, topaz and more. There is also a sense of personalization when it comes to various gems and stones and this has revolutionized our relationship with furniture. Jewellery can be personal, intricate and timeless - three features that can transform furniture beyond its image as just an accessory.
Throughout design history, we have seen jewelry materials slowly play a huge role when it comes to being part of the interior. Nowadays, this trend is quite popular among designers. Jewelry-inspired furnishings and interior accessories are going to be an inevitable, especially when it comes to luxury real estate.
How does Jewellery play a role for living spaces?
It adds structure, form and color illuminating furniture pieces and enhancing the room settings. Designers have also mentioned that jewellery adds a form of storytelling — embedding certain materials that represent history and personal characteristics. In addition, jewellery materials encompass various geometries that can be a source of inspiration to create out of the box furniture pieces and interior.
Let’s talk about jewellery turned furniture Slovenian designer Lara Bohinc who runs a London based studio that displays furniture that showcases various elements from her personal jewellery such as her bracelet, earring and necklace designs.
“Life takes funny turns. I did some jewellery for a friend’s catwalk and then lots of people started asking me to do it for shows, and that was how I got into jewellery”
Alexander Lamont used jewellery as a source of inspiration for his furniture sets. The British-born mastermind is one of the most celebrated designers in Thailand. Alexander creates stunning furniture embedding and using materials that inspire him such as bronze, gold leaf and shagreen.
“There is an intricacy in design and an appreciation for shape and materials in found jewellery that is very interesting when worked through the prism of larger decorative ideas and furniture.”
Lisa Jarvis is a hardware designer that has launched her ‘Jewelry for Furniture’ line featuring her high quality solid brass, decorative hardware collection and features hundreds of distinctive features for residences.
“No matter how simple or complex it may be, if your home or office isn’t comfortable and representative of who you are, a powerful opportunity has been lost.”
Our favorite design was the Quartz Armchair (2013)—a collaboration with Davide Barzaghi for D3CO which transformed a crystalline shape into soft textile components.
“The geometric volumes are covered with ecological fabrics in mixed colour variations producing an end result that resembles more a wild microhabitat than an armchair”
Want to include some jewelry elements this year? Go with these two birthstones
The birthstones for November are Citrine (a vibrant yellow colored gem that highlights the bright, warm sun and the vitality of life) and Topaz (is one of the most popular gemstones and the most commonly used colors of Topaz in jewelry are the blue types)