2018 – Device People
Devices have taken over our lives. According to research, the average smartphone user checks their phone 221 times a day. As Jacob Weisberg suggested in a recent article in The New York Review of Books, we have all turned into ‘device people’ and our transformation into device people has happened with unprecedented suddenness. The first
2015 – Make it chp…?
Two things have been important for us at chp…? jewelry since our founding in the nineties: the people we work with and innovation. Jewelry designers, product designers, architects, fashion designers, graphic designers: we have invited anyone we thought was interesting in their field to try their hand at jewelry. Innovation came to us through these
2013 – Global Identity
Throughout history man has traveled the world via intricate networks such as the trading roads of the Roman Empire, the Silk Road, and the sea routes of the British and Dutch East (and West) India Companies. Although global aspirations were restricted to a few people, global influences are widely known for ages, in food, fashion,
2010 – Body Stories
Our body should be conceived of as our means of communication with the world, rather than merely an object within that world. Jewelry with its intimate connection to the body and direct physical contact to our skin is the means by which we tell our stories, of our bodies and therefore of ourselves. Everything
2007 – Rituals
A piece of jewelry is a small object able to be of great significance to a person. People and jewelry are inseparable: jewelry has a human scale, humans impute meaning to jewelry. A piece of jewelry is not merely a decorative ornament; it again often has a meaning to someone beyond the here and now.
2005 – What’s Luxury
In a spectacular setting, referring to historical luxuries, the contemporary interpretations of luxury by international designers for the What’s Luxury collection of chp…? were shown as samples of topical jewelry for the first time in at the Salone del Mobile in Milano. The theme ‘what is luxury?’ inspired the 17 international designers to design reproducible
2002 – Sense of Wonder
Industrially produced jewelry is often non-poetic in nature. The collection Sense of Wonder wants to change this by asking designers to think about a perspective which is not purely based on functional or material aspects. An international group of product and jewelry designers was invited to design a reproducible piece of jewelry, with a vision