DESIGNER NAME: Shimell and Madden
BACKGROUND: Shimell and Madden are both British and first met working in a small jewellers in Devon. Since 2010 they have been based in their studio in Shoreditch, East London.
SIGNATURES: “We create geometric structural pieces in heavily textured gold using unusual and antique cut gemstones.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Our Six Circle Ring, it is complex in it's layered design and is accented with a lustrous Edwardian cut diamond.”
THE COLLECTION: “We were inspired by the unique prism like qualities of the 'mirror-cut' stones we have used within our spring/summer 2015 collection. The ring designs act as architectural frames in which the stones are held.”
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?: “Being selected as Best New Designers by Peter Ting of the Crafts Council UK.”
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? “It would be great to dress Bjork in our jewellery, we admire her adventurous style and could create an amazing show piece for her performances.”