Ivory pets

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Published: 31.05.2009
Ivory pets.
Broes van Iterson

In a flash these beauties may look like they were mass-produced, but they are most certainly not! Made from quality materials such as mammoth ivory and red laquer, the brooches were carefully designed by German Christoph Straube. They look very sleek, with their 'faces' in off-white and an alarmingly bright red colour used for their eyes. Every pet has its own unique expression, some more obvious animal-like, some almost human, and all incredibly cute.

Straube himself states on Klimt02: there is no object that exists purely on its own, it is always a part of a complex system. He regards aesthetics as a product of convention and evolution - the meaning of every object we look at is processed by our culture and perception.
I surely agree with him, and it is the reason why I am not the only one who thinks that they are cute.

The Ivory pets are part of the exhibition “Rare animals are the missing link” to be seen at ‘Galery Metal’ in Copenhagen, Denmark until the 4th of July.

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Broes van Iterson (The Netherlands, 1975) graduated in 1999 as a jeweller and silversmith from Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium. Lived in the USA and Australia and travelled extensively. Currently working as an independent part-time jeweller in Antwerp, Belgium. Blogging about jewellery since October 2008.

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There is a lot of good jewellery design around that is fresh, special, beautiful or plain crazy. It makes me smile, think again, happy and wonder. In my weekly vitrine (show-case in Dutch) it is shown and discussed for all of you!