David Derksen launches Moiré jewellery
at Ventura Lambrate

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Milan 2014: Dutch designer David Derksen is showing his Moiré collection of layered jewellery at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this week (+ movie).

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Each pendant is made from a piece of chemically etched brass, overlaid with a piece of etched stainless steel. Moving either piece creates a moiré effect.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

"If you have two layers of patterns, for example stripes or dots, and they rotate, you create a new pattern," said Derksen.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

There are five pendants in the collection. One features two discs, both perforated with circular dots.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

When the front disc is rotated from the centre, a series of expanding and contracting rings appears. A similar design, when rotated from the top, creates a series of larger dots.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Two square discs pierced with square holes create a grid pattern. "When I started the project, I didn’t know what I wanted to make. I usually start my design process from a principle like gravity, or in this case the Moiré effect, and research it, and only afterwards do I think about how to apply it," says Derksen.

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

"I had a couple of small samples on my desk and I was playing with them constantly. It was then that I thought, 'We have to make something that you can play with.' I decided that if we made a pendant, it would add something to your outfit, but you could also look at it and play with it yourself. We wanted to make playful objects."

David Derksen launches first jewellery range at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Moiré Jewellery is on show alongside Derksen's Oscillation Plates and Table Architecture as part of the 010 – 020 Collective at the Prometeo Gallery, Via Ventura 3, 20134 Milan Tuesday 8 April – Saturday 12 April 2014.

  • Lise

    Beautiful! Well done David, great use of a simple technology.