Isabel Bonner's Brutalist Jewels

Architecture and bold lines are the mainstream elements of the London based designer's gold latest collection

Founded in 2018, Isabel Bonner’s eponymous label cites her fascinations - from modernist furniture to the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth, Donald Judd and Walter De Maria. Fusing traditional craftsmanship with the latest jewellery-making techniques, each piece is designed to be enjoyed both on and off the body - as a statement jewellery piece or a sculptural objet d’art. 

Isabel studied Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins but after graduation she pursued a career as a stylist, a careers she continues today. She decided to launch her jewellery label to balance the two strands of her creative life and currently spends her time between London and her native New York. Her most recent collection - titled Isabel Bonner Collection II sees the designer hone her signatures with a focus on reviving classic styles including pearl earrings to studs and hoops. Playing with negative space, balance and bold simplicity, the pieces recall references from Brutalist architecture to modernist design. The latest campaign, launching Collection II in gold feature models that are friends of the brand and together they make up friends, family, siblings and lovers. It is a homage to individuals and ones affection for them. Collection I saw the use of bespoke rings combining sterling silver with found exotic and petrified woods made from furniture off cuts along with statement earrings. Bonner said recently to Wallpaper mag: «There is an abundance of jewelry already out there, so for me it always has to be a little more than just an earring.»

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