Nima Kaufmann – Résilience
Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Maddalena Casadei, Silvio Rebholz
Used as a set or as independent accessories, the Resilience project brings together the four elements of jewellery. The main part of the research focuses on the clasp, spotlighting an element that represents the only functional aspect of the jewel. This attraction for connector elements results from the work that saw me combine the practices that materialise my daily life: design and jewellery. This story of alloys and connections is also a physical story of contrasts between the cold and resistant properties of the steel that compose it, which are attenuated by the areas intended for gripping the item of jewellery, which are made of technical ceramics. Visual and sensory contrasts thus bear witness to industrial interventions, which are generally foreign to the world of jewellery.