Browsing the beautifully curated and peculiar design store mc&co in Brooklyn (it's only open to the public on the weekends), I was struck by the bold forms in bronze and silver displayed in the jewelry case. The single and double-fingered rings and chains are beautifully cast out of earthy metals that lend the accessories a nice visual weight. Bronze and silver envelop imprecisely shaped moonstones and other semi-precious stones—this irregular quality gives the collection its personality and a feeling that the beauty of these shapes could only be inspired by nature.
Image courtesy of Una Portland
One of my favorite pieces was an incredible bronze ring that looked more like a cast sculpture on the finger rather than just a ring. The double-fingered moonstone ring also caught my eye—the rounded bulbs and organic shapes reminded me of underwater encounters with sea polyps. The accessories seem both familiar and ancient, possibly prehistoric talismans or modernist architectural pieces.
The line, Anthias, is a collaboration between Monica Castiglioni, daughter of iconic industrial designer and architect Achille Castiglioni, and Natsuko Toyofuku, daughter of the avant-garde Japanese sculptor Tomonori Toyofuku.