Called Eve and launched during Stockholm Design Week last month, the bracelets are made by twisting aluminium as it leaves the die and slicing the extrusion irregularly.
The technique allows unique objects to be created from a manufacturing process normally used to make identical extruded products such as window frames.
The pieces are exhibited at Gallery Pascale (below) in Stockholm until 20 March.
Here's some information from Claesson Koivisto Rune:
Aluminium is a fantastic material. Strong. Lightweight. Beautiful. It is often employed in technical constructions, industrially formed and manufactured, but seldom seen in a context where aluminium’s beauty becomes apparent.
A typical application for aluminium is extruded profiles. Leading the world in extruded aluminium is the Swedish company Sapa Profiler. Usual products manufactured using the technique are, for example, window frames or radiator fins in electrical equipment. Very technical and very industrial. For Collection Pascale we have created a unique piece of jewellery. A bracelet that we have chosen to call Eve.
The bracelet Eve is formed of extruded aluminium. By rotating the raw extrusion and at the same time cutting it at different angles, a large number of bracelets with varying dimensions are made. In addition, we have chosen several variations for the surface treatment (anodising) to give the bracelets different characters. Despite the fact that the manufacturing process is entirely industrial and the raw material is formed via a single tool the result is a jewellery series where each piece differs from the next – each bracelet is unique.
For manufacturing reasons the bracelet is only available in one size. This means that the vast majority of men will not be able to wear it. The bracelet is specifically for women. This is why we gave the bracelet a feminine name – Eve.
Aluminium is durable. However, should the bracelet eventually wear out, or perhaps you get tired of it, it is of course completely recyclable.
Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto och Ola Rune
Claesson Koivisto Rune