The series plane veneer curved is inspired by a book cover in art nouveau style by the german designer Peter Behrens. Based on his formal principals the cover was redueced to its plainest and translated into three-dimensional jewellery. These pieces occur graphical and at the same time sculptural. The pieces are made of veneer of plane trees which is a typical material of furniture making. I pushed the physical limits of the material by transfering it into a jewellery context.
This project was awarded with the manu factum state prize 2017.
veneer of plane tree
Alessa Joosten creates wearable objects between the fields of design, fashion and art based in Düsseldorf Germany.