Nel Linssen’s paper-craft jewelry may look disarmingly simple, but the Dutch designer’s crisp collars and razor-edged bracelets are anything but child’s play. Inspired by botanical rhythms and structures, Linssen’s “logical constructions” are designed to respond to the wearer’s movements . Every precise cut and fold conspires to create tessellated pieces that are at once minimalist in aesthetic and texturally complex.
Linssen has been engineering accessories from paper since 1986, and her mesmerizing oeuvre is the result of years of research and trial and error.
Linssen’s jewelry embraces a mathematical elegance born from modular and logical problem solving.
Handcrafted from neutral-hued papers, her jewelry embraces a mathematical elegance born from modular and logical problem solving. Don’t mistake it for something that is cold and immutable, however. Linssen’s work comes alive when it cleaves to its wearer, exhibiting shifts in color and contours that vary from person to person, moment to moment.