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Meet the talented local designers behind these practical and beautiful jewellery storage solutions
Don’t hide precious pieces! Give them pride of place with these designer holders
Hayden Youlley Design ‘Tessellate’ bowls
DESIGNER: Hayden Youlley Hayden’s passion for ceramics occurred organically, he says, but the decision to become a full-time ceramicist was a conscious one that evolved over many years. “Working in high-end stores while studying design at COFA [now UNSW Art & Design], I gained practical business knowledge about the ways a ceramicist earns a living in Sydney,” says Hayden. “I’ve now been designing and making for seven years.” Based in Marrickville, he slip-casts his range of pieces, pouring liquid clay into a mould and hand-finishing details before firing them in a kiln. “Porcelain is a beautiful material,” he says. “It’s clean, elegant, translucent and looks amazing glazed or unglazed.” Hayden’s ‘Tessellate’ collection was inspired, he says, by a quote by Charles Eames: “Eventually everything connects – people, objects, ideas. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” The ‘Tessellate’ range consists of a series of geometric, modular shapes, which can be stacked, clustered, connected and repeated in endless combinations. “I love the playful connections you can make with the different shapes,” he says. From $26 each, haydenyoulley.com.
Studio Elke ‘Doric’ earring stand
DESIGNER: Elke Kramer After studying design at COFA, Elke Kramer carved out her place with her coveted jewellery and accessories line. Based in Darlinghurst, her repertoire also includes a range of design objects, including a selection of jewellery holders. “We strive to ‘play’ with new and unconventional materials in our collections,” says Elke. “We’ll use anything from concrete, carved horn and cork, to our ever-evolving palette of custom resins – incorporating crushed shells, copper shavings and charcoal.” The ‘Doric’ stand, says Elke, is a “nod to brutalism and Grecian architectural columns”, referencing the ancient Greek ‘Doric’ style of building. The solid concrete base is hand-marbled and poured into a mould, and its central column of Ash Dust resin is created by crushing sheets of resin into crumbs and mixing them with a contrasting tone. “I love its delicate yet brutal feel,” she says. “And it gives my huge collection of earrings a place to live!” $220, studio-elke.com.
Interior Motives jewellery holder
DESIGNERS: Amanda and Evan Lee Based in southern Tasmania, the duo behind homewares brand Interior Motives has been working away for the past four years. “I first created our range of timber poster hangers,” says Amanda. “Within two years, the business had grown to the point where Evan could join me full time, and we could start introducing more products.” Influenced by Scandinavian and minimalist design principles, their jewellery holder looks deceptively simple. “Our favourite materials to work with are Tasmanian oak and leather,” says Amanda. “Evan and I have our own ‘zones’ in the workshop – I focus on leather and he works with the timber.” Three dowel rungs are looped through a central leather strap, which sits just off the wall thanks to a timber spacer, fastened to the wall with a screw. “It’s practical,” she says, “and can also be a feature itself in the room.” $49, interiormotivesaus.com.au.