Many times the initial conceptions of jewellery design are formed between the book covers. Animal Farm is a collection of brooches named after the George Orwell book. The collection was designed at the invitation of Ptuj Regional Museum at Ptuj Castle, from a starting point of Roman history. I was interested in phaleras, i.e. the decorations worn on the breastplate by Roman soldiers. I was deeply shocked to see which individuals and values have been put on a pedestal for thousands of years. I leafed through books of Latin sayings. The miniature silver animal heads are placed on colorful columns, inscribed with a Latin saying, specially chosen for each protagonist of the Animal Farm collection.
The collection received Recognition Award from Designers Society of Slovenija.
Thank you, Aljoša Juhart for the video! Freedom Elements