I am an architect and, like many of us, I can’t resist the urge to build things with my own hands.
I design and make my objects from my studio in Vienna. I love working with unusual and unconventional materials, not traditionally used in jewellery making, like linoleum and raw silk. The manipulation of the simplest of materials can make for a stunning piece, and that’s my challenge and passion.
I find beauty in the perfect imperfections of nature, that’s why I love working with raw materials; I prefer to form and cut them by hand. I love the imperfect-ness created by our own hands. Working with my hands is very meditating for me – touching and feeling, shaping, sanding and polishing every individual piece and making it unique!
I hope you will like my work and it will inspire you as much as it inspires me! I find it amazing and a great honor, an object that has been so much loved and worked by me to be worn by you at another part of the world!
Danae – maker of things
Member of Precious Collective
JOURNEYS THROUGH COLOURS AND TEXTURES
Jagged squares are wearable architectural pieces from construction waste materials. In particular I work a lot with linoleum , a material traditionally used for flooring; I love its touch, its smell and its history! As opposed to vinyl, it is a natural material from line seeds (flax seeds) and it is very eco friendly. I also use raw brass and aluminium as another eco friendly choice. There is so much beautiful waste in construction! Jagged squares is my answer to massive fashion waste and an attempt to demonstrate that beauty lies in the design; materials become the mean, not the end product.
Stay on board for more colors, textures, smells and beautiful things!