There is something to be said about seeing a project from start to finish. Beginning to end. For Duffy Jewellery, his more than 14-year history in the bespoke accessory world first began with an early involvement working as an antique restorer. Maintaining an acutely intimate connection with his work, Duffy lives and works in an unassuming East London atelier, setting his own schedule, yet dedicating his complete attention to each individually detailed and handcrafted piece of jewellery from his namesake collection. Resisting machine manufacturing and otherwise abusive production techniques, Duffy thrives on the subtle nuances and distinctions that present themselves in the final product resulting from his fusion of handcrafted design and locally sourced materials. Giving nod to the precision found in sculptures or the grandeur and breadth captured by larger canvases, each rigorously embellished ring, necklace, chain, and bracelet is a testament of Duffy’s individuality and passion.
28 is an exploration of fabrication process which is part of Bocci's quest for specificity in manufacturing. Instead of designing form, here the intent was to design a system that produces form. 28's result form a method that has loose parameters built into it, which produces a different shape in every iteration of the fabrication procedure. Individual 28 pendants result from a complex glass blowing technique whereby air is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of inner shapes, one of which is made of opaque milk glass and houses a low voltage lamp.
Video by: Gwenael Lewis for New Document
Music by: Edo Van Breemen