(Photo: Marmol Radziner)
Baubles, bangles, and…surplus bronze? That’s the material of choice for M+R Jewelry, a new line of accessories created by Marmol Radziner. The Los Angeles-based architecture and construction firm has transformed leftover bits of bronze from its past building and furniture projects into sturdy unisex bracelets, cuffs, and rings. Handcrafted by Marmol Radziner’s metalsmiths in Vernon, California, the pieces are versatile enough to add a sustainable swoop to the everyday or the Rick Owens runway. “The collection is a way of experimenting with our ideas, using different scales and materials to see if our concepts hold,” says Marmol Radziner Principal Ron Radziner, who also describes the jewelry as “reminiscent of our architecture, whose beauty lies partly in the expression of the materials and proportions.” The M+R Jewelry collection, priced from $80 to $250, is now available at Arp in Los Angeles.