## Our Principles

We speak the visual language of geometric shapes and flexible grids. In doing so, we use the potential of folding techniques and follow a meticulous principle of order.

In short, by combining principles of simple maths and design, we transform folding grids from 2D into 3D to create timeless jewellery objects.

## Mathematics — Geometric Series

We use simple mathematics — in our case the Geometric Series — to form jewellery objects. Therefore, we take the approach of doubling (1, 2, 4, 8, etc.) or halving (1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc.), both in the number of facets and in the dimensions.

Four of our six categories strictly follow the Geometric Series. However, since rings and bangles correspond to natural body measurements, they are each drawn and adapted separately.

## Design — Folding grids

The term ‘folding’ is deeply anchored in our language and has a multi-layered meaning. In short, folding is a product of nature. It fascinates scientists, mathematicians, educators, designers, and hobbyists of all ages alike because it not only means folding paper but can be transferred from 1D, 2D to 3D, and is independent of the material. You can fold parallel, non-parallel, straight, curved, and in many other ways.

As you can imagine, flexible forms with their own dynamics can be found by multiplying or combining different folding grids. Playing with folding holds enormous potential for design possibilities, which we would like to exploit in the future.

## X–Form

We will launch with Series XF. ‘XF’ consists of a pattern of triangles resembling successive Xs. These little facets give our pieces a distinctiveness because they reflect light and appear technically minimalist or even organically floral on smaller objects.

For Series XF we use the grid from the folding technique ‘X-Form’. For example, if we fold a “Heaven & Hell” aka “Salt & Pepper” edges result, which is referred to as “valley” and “mountain” folds in Origami (paper folding). Unfolded, the result is a grid consisting of three horizontal, three vertical, three 90°, and three 180° diagonals. These lines form exactly 32 right triangles and build in 3D multi-faceted objects.

Small side note — the word ‘facet’ derives from the Latin ‘facies’ meaning ‘(front) side’ or ‘face’ and is basically nothing more than a flat or smooth surface on an object. Thus, facets find their use in stonemasonry, printing, biology, geometry & mathematics, or even as part of a personality trait in psychology, among others.