Stööki X roland ellis
Past, Present and Future
STÖÖKI X ROLAND ELLIS
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Stööki and Roland Ellis will be crafting intricate jewellery pieces inspired by tools from the past, present and future of work. From ancient hammering skills to modern techniques such as 3D printing, these beautiful creations will be individually crafted for a unique look.
Whether it’s a necklace that doubles as a screwdriver or a pendant that repairs your iPhone, Stööki’s jewellery pieces promise to become one-of-a-kind artefacts from today’s working landscape.
Check out our interview with Selfridges where we talked more about the relationship between artisanal techniques and modern-day technology.
What inspired your jewellery creations?
Stööki: A consistent thread running through our past collections has been the influence of geometry and we continue to develop our bold, minimalist aesthetic through this exploration.
How would you describe your work ethic?
Stööki: Stööki represents being self-made and having a good work ethic to achieve your dreams. As a collective, we believe in co-creation and heavily encourage audience participation. Our philosophy of Sound, Vision and Play is interpreted through a lifestyle that speaks to many different genres.
What role does the 'artisan' have in today's world of high-tech production?
Stööki: The Stööki Craft Makers have always been fascinated by the relationship between handcrafted techniques and forward-thinking technology. We combine new and old techniques to push design boundaries. We strive to keep the handcrafted element and uniqueness that comes with it at the forefront of our brand.
Do you think it's important to be collaborative as an artist?
Roland: For me yes, the way I work, collaboration is almost inevitable. Collaboration takes many forms however, a primary outcome aside from the work is knowledge which is much like any workshop tool.
How would you describe your working routine?
Roland: Organised failing. My work is split inbetween studio and workshop environments, so on the one hand routine and organisation are fundamental, on the other structure allows me to ignore the plan when something fails well.
Below are the final pieces made during the 6 week pop-up workshop at Selfridges in London. Click on a product to buy!