Les Despoules (The Hens)



The collection takes as its reference point the satirical French TV series “Les Deschiens” which is humorous but at the same time full of cutting, insightful observations on society. A similar duality can be found in the collection “Les Despoules“ – which calls to mind the philosophical egg debate about which is the source of the other.
In the Chicken/Egg brooch there is a playful tension between the delicate lace aesthetic and the cracked shell at the top of the piece. This symbolizes both the happiness and tragedy that characterize our existence.

Consistent in all Laure Jewelry collections, including “Les Despoules“, is the unique key-shaped hinge that expands further the theme of duality. It juxtaposes the possibility that lies in the process of opening with the finality that comes with the act of closing.

The “Mécanique” series features a jump ring and an egg that can be drawn to variable lengths on a straight wire. The mobility of the egg lends it an uninterrupted independence away from the function of the piece, preserving its oval shape and bestowing it with beauty in its own right. There is a conscious effort on the part of the designer to give the piece two distinct characters – one that shows itself when the item stands alone and another when it is adorning a body. The simple mechanics of the piece stand in contrast to its sensual allure, highlighting once again the relationship between function and beauty.
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beginning
beginning
beginning
beginning
columbus
columbus
leger
leger
leger
life goes on
life goes on
life goes on
life goes on
life goes on
mecanique earring
mecanique earring
mécanique S earring
mécanique S earring
mecanique pendant
mécanique S pendant
mecanique pendant
mécanique S pendant
mecanique pendant
mécanique S pendant
poule
poule
poule