Today, concrete is the most widely used man-made material. We’re used to witnessing it’s form on massive architectural structures, such as the Hoover Dam. But what if concrete was re-purposed as a dainty piece of jewelry - would you still grasp its strength? Czech designer Tomas Vacek, co-founder Studio Vacek, is the sculptor of a new collection of elegant and refined concrete jewelry, designed exclusively for Gravelli.
“Concrete is, in many ways, an extraordinary material with a strong character,” explains Vacek. A concept he shares with the folks over at Gravelli, a young and dynamic brand who develops unique concrete objects. The collection of jewelry is an example of how to use concrete as an aesthetic material, as opposed to a building material. This multi-dimensional material has the ability to secure structures and form architecture, in addition to being crafted into highly detailed objects that we can interact with on our bodies or inside our homes. Vacek’s pieces offer a more intimate relationship between humans and this age-old material.
The rings and earrings are made of concrete and steel with a finish that is smooth to the touch. Crafted in a variety of shapes that range from a traditional circular ring to square, polygon-shaped or double. A collection of truly wearable architecture derived from Vacek’s commitment to achieving high quality, clean and timeless design, complemented with his ability to re-think the uses of an ancient material.
Photography: Jiří Vacek