Crown Jewels

Rising Dutch designer Lex Pott explores real value versus nominal value with these Crown Jewel rings. Each is constructed from a coin reduced to its outside diameter, forever altering its original form and worth.

Studio Visit: Lex Pott

The Dutch designer on using extensive research and experimentation to create a new language from archetypical materials

Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped by his Amsterdam studio recently (which he had just moved into), Pott was working on a patina concept for Volvo and about “20 other …