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Uncommon Matters Urushi Wood Stratus Necklace
For this Uncommon Matters Urushi Stratus Necklace, German designer Amélie Riech combines her signature tubular shapes with urushi, a Japanese lacquer technique. Reich produces her designs in Berlin, and for this necklacemade from lightweight bass wood (from Linden trees), she employs urushi to achieve a rich, vibrant color—in this case, mint. Her designs have been described as being simultaneously “Brutalist and buoyant,” an aesthetic drawn from her background in architecture, particularly her interest in the ideals of the Bauhaus and Socialist Modernism. (She also studied fashion and photography.) Lightweight and glossy, this Uncommon Matters Urushi Wood Stratus Necklace is a pendant made for everyday wear and measures 0.6w x 1.4”diam. Chain length is 31"l.