Buttons by
Studio Swine

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London-based Studio Swine has produced a set of gold and silver clip-on buttons inspired by the textures and shapes of modernist architecture (+ movie).

Buttons by Studio Swine

Studio Swine designed the accessories to clip over standard shirt buttons so they're easy to transfer to different outfits.

Buttons by Studio Swine

"We felt that men's accessories were quite limited," the studio told Dezeen. "We wanted to create some that are accessible and make it easy to customise your clothes into a special piece."

Buttons by Studio Swine

The seven designs are largely based on patterns of modernist concrete buildings, like the ones in São Paulo that feature in the movie above. "We wanted to make buttons that would carry tactile information; wearable architecture."

Buttons by Studio Swine

Shapes include a perforated gem, square gem, cloud, triangle, factory, star and special-edition pixel.

Buttons by Studio Swine

Ranging from seven to twelve millimetres in diameter, the hand-finished buttons are available in 18-carat gold or silver plate.

Buttons by Studio Swine

They have recently launched on crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Buttons by Studio Swine

Our last story about Studio Swine featured a movie about an open source chair made from plastic salvaged from the sea.

Buttons by Studio Swine

More jewellery posts on Dezeen include a ring made from human leather and body jewellery inspired by Japanese baskets.

Buttons by Studio Swine

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  • Paul

    Basic shirt + those buttons = instant hipster look.

  • Josh V

    Interesting concept. Absurd and gaudy execution. I think this might have been nicer if they were simpler, like a flat tie clip. But then again, I don’t dress this flamboyantly.

  • Normal people

    Is there any use for them? They seem just so unnecessary.