It takes a mastermind to produce something so surreal that is appears to be born of nature itself—though equally alien in nature. In many ways this describes the sculptural work and jewelry of Jill Platner, an artist and designer we’ve long admired. Platner frequently brings biomorphism into her designs. Together, we created a bracelet, a variation on one of her newest designs, in an up shade of blue exclusively for Omakase. For its striking beauty, there’s also a reflection perhaps on the vertebral column, but of something both known and unknown.
Platner is a friend and one we like to wax poetic about, especially when things happen by chance. Years ago she admired the shards of metal that were the byproduct of her sculptural process and cast a few to make sterling silver keychains. For Omakase we chose “Nugget I” to make in bronze, exclusively for us. They’re simple—and simply distinct.
Images by Cool Hunting