The Maxwell machined copper cufflinks are born from studying coastal erosion and the process of Attrition, which sees waves causing loose pieces of rock to collide with each other, grinding and chipping while progressively becoming smaller, smoother and rounder. Alice Made This has replicated the Attrition process to create these geometric and graphic cufflinks, experimenting with bio mimicry through an industrial process called barrelling.
We began by barrelling the cufflinks with British Suffolk coastal beach pebbles and saline solution, before bio mimicking the effect of Attrition with the appropriate industrial medium, known as a ceramic angle cut tristar. The barrel shapes of the cufflinks are inspired by the barrelling process itself to offer a refined detail with graphic profile ends.
Combining the power of nature with the precision of industry, the Maxwell cufflinks are available in a matte mottled copper surface or machined copper finish. Matching cuff bracelet available.
Fact 1. Our factory usually makes aeroplane and engineering parts.
Fact 2. Our turned shapes are informed by the precision turning process.
Fact 3. Our factory uses solid brass, copper or steel giving a clean, machined finished.
L20 x H21 mm (D6mm)
UK - Next day delivery on orders placed before 2pm, £5
ROW - 2-3 business days, £10
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