May kicks off with Karen Konzuk joining us for a trunk show to debut new work. Her work in concrete, diamonds, steel, and precious metals has made her a favorite among architects and engineers and a solid best seller at Click!.
Meet Karen and view her latest at a preview event Friday May 5 from 5–7pm and all day Saturday May 6 (10am–6pm). A limited number of private consultations are available for special order rings; contact us for details.
We asked Karen a few questions about her work and her process:
How would you describe what you make?
KONZUK creates statement jewelry that is more wearable architecture than simple accessory. Minimal form, unique surface texture, and unconventional materials – such as the signature use of concrete and stainless – define the modernist aesthetic of KONZUK jewelry.
KONZUK aspires to create jewelry that is more wearable architecture than simple accessory.
The collections are inspired by designer Karen Konzuk’s personal observations of architecture and sculpture; notably the work of Donald Judd, Richard Serra and Alexander Calder. Minimal form, unique surface texture, and unorthodox materials each define the modernist aesthetic of KONZUK jewelry.
Each design is hand crafted, for both women and men, as an expression of individual style. Unconventional materials, such as Konzuk’s signature use of concrete and stainless steel, are shaped and refined with the intent of shifting traditional perceptions of jewelry.
Can you tell us about your favorite piece in the current collection?
My favorite is the Mathilde necklace from the stellar question.
If you could collaborate with anyone (living or not), who would it be and why?
I would love to be able to collaborate with either Richard Serra or Hella Jongerious. Both for the reason of being able to use and manipulate different materials that I haven’t used before they that have experience with, such as Cor Ten steel, or ceramic and fabric.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
From my husband - I need to question why, when designing new work and be able to answer it.
Can you describe your favorite part of the process in your work?
Designing new work
When you are in the studio, what are you listening to?
80’s new wave, all day if I had my way : )
What is your most treasured handmade possession?
I have several small objects that we have collected over the years on our travels. I can’t name one specifically as my favorite.