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Jewelry by Ek Thongprasert

Challenging yet conservative, Ek Thongprasert’s silicone jewelry line, follows one philosophical truth: preciousness is in the eye of the beholder.

The artfully articulated creations are a collaboration between Ek and his longtime friend Noon Passama, who he met at university in Thailand. Both ended up studying in Europe. Thongprasert at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and Passama at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

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Ek Thongprasert’s work focuses on carefully crafted details and unexpected, unusual materials. The result is a re-examination of the notion of value, a study conducted outside the context of glittery and showy. The duo reimagines heirloom silhouettes in candy-colored silicone for an avant-gardist twist on tradition.  

 

With these chunky counterfeits out of juicy pink and jade silicone beads, which are            

just as precious as the originals and ten times more colorful, the Antwerp-based jewelry brand proves that innovation and not necessarily precious materials is what makes for modern masterpieces. Quite precious indeed!

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Text: Magali Elali
www.ekthongprasert.be

 

 

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