my father passed away in 2010 and for the last three years i watched my mother putting her life back together after the loss of her partner of thirty five years. observing and experiencing this process raised a different awareness about relationships and many questions about inter-dependency.
significant other is a product of this atmosphere.
it’s a work investigating the concept of union, its diverse elements and their interactions. fractions, halves, doubles and specularity are key elements of the design for the line. a need of reassessing our previously released work inspired the decision of stripping our signature shapes down to their essence, recontextualizing them in a new dynamic. all previously used materials sterling silver, bronze and nylon are utilized and combined in new ways.
wood has been chosen as an alter ego to the cold nature of metal, bringing a more organic, tactile experience.
the color palette is a mix of neutrals, bold and pastels from our previous two lines.
a tree, two hands and a seeded cross are the elements of the graphic language for the line. protection, the initiation to a new life and a juncture to many possible ways are among the symbolic meanings behind these engravings.
we created a divided formula for the photoshoot using black and white for the portraits, as an homage to old family pictures, and color for the close ups of the objects, sometimes in relation with raw elements of nature.
significant other explores deeper recurrent themes of the autoctona aesthetic, presenting a renewed blend of minimalism, ethnical references and esotericism.