Although Andrew Bunney has been widely recognized for his design in the realm of apparel, the Londoner has also had a successful past few seasons with his own line of jewelry. Style Salvage sits down with the designer in this new interview, focusing on the design process involved within the jewelry line. An except from the interview can be read below.
How has the line evolved since its inception?
I started with one item in the beginning – a large size silver pyramid stud which comes in a set of three. I’ve gradually added more sizes and materials, and I will be showing a small range for the first time later this month. I wanted to try and make something quite unisex, and coming from the UK I always like the way in which people can take things and wear or use them in a way unique to themselves.
Could you talk us through a few of the process involved in the creation of your pieces?
To date, the ideas have been from some of the simple things that we know, and thinking about how to address them using precious materials. So from the idea and my designs, I work with a jeweller to see what the best method of manufacturing will be each time. Some of the items are made employing techniques that are usually used for making a different kind of product, so depending on the item I learn and see a new method of construction.
Could you explain your association with uniform experiment?
Uniform experiment is a mens clothing company based in Japan, and for a special release later this year they asked me to produce some gem-stone studs for them. Based on the existing stud styles, the stones are cut into the pyramid shapes, then set by hand in a special silver mount. The sets come as either Onyx + Carnelian (red), Onyx + Topaz (blue), Onyx+ Amethyst (purple).
The interview in its entirety is available here.