May, 9 2012 16:30

Posted inInner Ideas

Let us introduce you a set of jewels that has more things in common with design than with fashion. We are talking about STAKA bold neck accessories inspired by Iceland’s most well-known saga, Brennu-Njáls, a long tale of blood feuds dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries.

The credits are of a young design duo who take a very different approach to jewellery, shaping leather with a strong concept behind.


María Kristín Jónsdóttir and Bylgja Rún Svansdóttir, both recent product design grads from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, studied the saga in high school. “We created accessories that they theoretically could have made themselves using material and craftsmanship that existed at the time.”

Although the warm nature of the material and the handmade approach, the collection comes from the cold Iceland.