Curious about what emerged from our February Design Challenge, SHADOWS? We asked our designers to consider this: Spring is getting closer, the sun is in a new place in the sky and shadows fall on the melting snow. The groundhog peeks his head out to investigate, but the woods still lay bare and silent, waiting for renewal. A shadow, a two-dimensional silhouette: blocking the light yet casting a lovely outline. The mood is eerie and quiet as the dark and the light battle for their rightful places.
One of our winners was Elena Vezyroglou, the creator behind elenaVjewels. Her studio is based in the center of her hometown Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. Her winning entry in the Design Challenge was these delicate three-dimensional earrings, called FIGURES. Made from silver wire, they provide an elegant outline of a figure while the rest is left to the imagination, much in the same way as a shadow does.