Special Report: Kyouei Design jewelry
Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design, who usually creates household items, has launched his first line of jewelry — and of course, it’s not your average collection of fashion accessories. The series is titled “form of the function,” and all the pieces are made from repurposed industrial components.
The range includes rings, earrings and brooches, most of which have a unique springlike feature. Depending on the item, there are a range of different colors created by gold, platinum or black nickel plating or red urethane coating. Geometric and minimalist, they certainly stand out, and despite their industrial nature, they are surprisingly delicate in appearance. Priced from ¥1,500 to ¥3,000, like all of Kyouei’s products, you can order them directly from the company website.