Hanan Kedmi: Felt Follows FormPosted: November 8, 2011
This inventive jewelry collection combines two unlikely materials, felt & computer chips, to create other-world-like forms that burst with color and detail. The organic felting process is meticulously manipulated with incredible precision to incorporate the metal and plastic parts. The result is quirky and playful, innovative and fresh. More from the designer below.
From Kedmi: I was inspired by the aesthetics of the heat sinks which are devices attached to computer parts that tend to get overheated. These parts are made mainly out of aluminum and its form is created out of its function. While I was looking for an interesting way in which to link the metal components, I caught onto felting. This combination between the two materials that comes from completely different worlds challenged me. Felting usually refers to ancient works and brings associations of warmth and softness but I’ve decided to use a different quality of the material — its ability to function as a shell. The felt not only holds the parts but is also inlaid between them.
Hanan Kedmi: website
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