|SMITH/GREY uses jewellery as a narrative medium to unlock the imagination and awaken curiosity. Their handmade objects of desire combine sophisticated design with a sense of wonder inspired by memories, stories and traditions.
Excited by observations centered on their surrounding visual and human culture, SMITH/GREY creates high quality wearable jewellery designs out of their London based studio.
|Founded by jewellery designer Birgit Marie Schmidt and creative strategist Sofus Graae, their designs are an expression of their Central European and Scandinavian background in combination with their British education and lifestyle.
At the core of the company is the goal of delivering the highest quality product made with integrity, passion and awareness. Each design is intended to bring an inspired and sophisticated edge to the jewellery market and ultimately, into your hands and home.
|Birgit Marie Schmidt / SMITH
Vienna born and raised Birgit Marie Schmidt received her MA in Goldsmithinging and Jewellery at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, following a strong urge of working with wearable objects after being trained as an architect at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna in the Masterclass of Zaha Hadid.
Recurring themes in her work are human imagination, storytelling and narrative enhanced reality. She is furthermore fascinated by the potential and meaning an object can possess when in close proximity to the body and how it can make use of the human physique.
|Sofus Graae / GREY
Copenhagen born Sofus Graae has been educated in graphic design and film post production and has a diverse background in the creative industry working in Copenhagen, Vienna and London. In his career he has worked on various story driven projects ranging from product design, brand development to management in the movie industry.
He is influenced by the underlying communication and relation between society and their objects and products and is fascinated by rituals and pattern of use individuals and groups can establish towards objects of desire.
behind the scenes
We love to work with tools, any tools we can find. They can be abstract, new, ancient or digital - you name it. Below you can find some of the tools and objects we use on a daily base. Can you tell which ones they are?
Tools for producing wax models for casting..
..tools for processing and finishing metal castings..