Here’s a glimpse into the work of the Czech jewelry scene design duo Blueberries from Cool Hunting. While at a squint some of their work can remind one of a beloved American design duo, this pair have launched some striking pieces worth exploring both as individuals and as a team:
The contemporary Czech jewelry scene is exceptional. Over the past few years, an array of intriguing designers and craftsmen have become newly curious about jewelry as an abstract structure and have formed a new movement around this facet of design. Jewelry is now one of the most prestigious and interesting fields for young Czech designers, and two that are leading the charge are the duo behind Blueberries.
Blueberries, which was born at the time of the blueberry ripening in the summer of 2012, is a joint project of Markéta Richterová, one of the best jewelry designers of her generation, and her life partner Zbyněk Krulich, an interior and product designer from Morphe Studio. The couple has lived together for a long time, but never worked together. Blueberries is their first collaborative project to date, as well as on of the firsts to foray into 3D-printed jewelry in Czech Republic. Both designers came up with their own style and understanding of how they wanted to approach the collection. Richterová is well known for her handmade carbon fiber, corian or plastic jewelry pieces produced in very strict limited editions. Krulich is a young designer interested in new technologies, parametric design and 3D printing, among others.