Matali Crasset | Le Buisson
One day, after a great deception in love, a women decided to melt down all her jewellery.
This meant putting the past behind her from now on, to start again from nothing. Did not Genesis tell us that when the world was created, there was nothing but chaos and confusion? Did not the alchemist in olden times start his work by purifying his metals in the Athanor, the original crucible ? She called on her artist or designer friends.
In this way, Le Buisson came into being, the jewellery publishers. This small group wanted to work similarly to the most demanding literary publishers: authors, designers of forms internationally known in their respective fields, who would be given a free hand; and one would work with them on original collections of jewellery, supervising all the stages in the design and manufacture of the pieces.
They invented a new type of jewellery, unique and joyful, precious and discreet. Pieces which sent out less of a message on social success than the benign waves of contemporary talismans.
The Le Buisson jewellery is going back to jewellery’s origins. They do not imitate the shapes of old amulets, they draw on contemporary imagination for another way of reflecting on the timeless functions of the set of jewels. Objects to be touched as much as looked at, they are today’s charms.
They combine humour and simplicity, formal invention and perfection in creation. Luxurious, they remain simple and elegant. They are intelligent and joyful pieces of jewellery which can be worn without affectation. They show a varied range of designs and moods, for men and for women. The only things they have in common are the originality of the design and the perfect quality of the production.
Three initial series of pendants have thus appeared, designed by matali crasset, Geneviève Gauckler, Mrzyk & Moriceau.Designer: matali crasset Photographers: Aurelian Mole, Pierre Mendelssohn