Jewelry Brand To Watch: TAKK

August 09, 2016 BY WATM STAFF


TAKK is a jewelry and fashion accessories brand. Founded by Agniszka Kuczyńska and Katarzyna Orłowska, it brings new ways of thinking about design into jewelry and incorporates an original approach to raw, simple materials. TAKK’s clients are up to date on current trends in Poland and abroad and are especially appreciative of true artistry created by real craftsmen with good ideas and high quality. They appreciate, first and foremost, minimalism in design and jewelry is an important statement in their wardrobe. All of TAKK’s collections to date are characterized by strong ideas and timeless forms.

Aphelium, TAKK's latest collection derives from astronomy, it’s the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the Sun.

The latest collection of TAKK jewelry continues in the brand's influence by science, and is the second collection inspired by astronomy created by Agi Kuczyńska.

The leitmotif of all TAKK projects is their conceptual reference to natural phenomena. The previous collections were inspired by the Earth and its physical properties. The latest collection looks up at the stars. The choice of material is not accidental – silver was one of the metals formed during the explosion of stars - as- trophysicists have discovered that this mineral also appeared during the explosion of a Supernova. Therefore the whole collection is handmade in silver.

Aphelium is light in its form and attracts attention with its large, circular and mobile elements. The collec- tion includes a necklace and two types of earrings.

As with the previous (three) collections the brand decided to continue their cooperation with Warsaw based photographer Jacek Kolodziejski. (In 2015 The Antenna lookbook was nominated for Polish Commercial Creative Club award.) For the Aphelium photo shoot, inspired by galaxies and space, the model appeared as a dark canvas – a cosmic backdrop for the light/delicate, silver jewelry. Jacek usually uses his models as a background for something more, rarely leaving the model without an extra intervention, he always tries to look for a deeper level of characterization, leaning towards surrealism.

See the collection at Capsule New York.