Kloto’s fusion of mixed metals unites the contemporary with the classic

Klotos’s jewellery in mixed metals cuts seamless silhouettes

Silver and gold jewellery
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‘I enjoy creating forms that transform and come alive when you put them on,’ says founder of Kloto, Senem Gençoğlu, on her fluid jewellery pieces. ‘I wanted to convey an emotion, a state of mind with the forms. A feeling of ease, being at peace and letting everything flow. Each design came from a slow process of carving and sculpting metal. This therapeutic and meditative way of creation is mirrored in the final product.’

It is a relaxed philosophy carried through to the jewellery, which encompasses sensual forms of sculpted metal. In cuffs, earrings and necklaces, mixed metals add a contemporary edge to designs that loop seamlessly around the wrist, hugging the curve of the lobe and tracing the contours of the collarbone.

Silver and gold earrings


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‘The Moment earrings twist around your ear in a way that gives the illusion of two earrings, even though you’re only wearing one,’ Gençoğlu adds. ‘The idea was designing a layered earring look without having to get more piercings. Although I love designing and wearing earrings, ironically I have allergies, and getting more piercings is terrifying to me. Because I come from an industrial design background, I saw this as an opportunity for problem-solving.’

In this new collection, she experimented with fusing together silver and gold to ensure a seamless transition between the two juxtaposed precious metals. ‘With each collection I try to bring a new approach to Kloto’s design language. This time, it was about finding a new realm of ergonomic and sensual forms. I must say that creating a chain within this newform world was the most exciting and most challenging at the same time. A chain design requires a little bit of artful engineering with its modular nature. Achieving a natural and easy flowing effect and staying away from a mechanical look required many revisions to get it right.’

Gold and diamond hoop earrings

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Gold and silver cuff

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Gold and silver necklace

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Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.