When’s the last time you really looked at your surroundings?
Eddie Borgo’s inspiration for his classic collection comes directly from the geometrics of everyday objects, familiar to anyone walking the concrete jungle. Latches from gates, padlocks, domes, cones – and other shapes that you see everyday, but can miss entirely, are given new life in his designs. These objects have a certain character to them, and give off a very tough exterior; they’re functional shapes, with a specific purpose – to keep people in or keep people out.
Eddie’s classic collection reinterprets these silhouettes into something striking. His workmanship is precise; he chooses brilliant stones and luxurious finishes that refine these familiar, everyday objects. His gift is in foresight; he sees materials in a way that we ordinarily wouldn’t think mesh well, but come together beautifully under his hand, such as rubber coated metal.
Our video interview with Eddie, in which he speaks further about his inspirations and his love of costume jewelry, is coming up next.