The Kitson silver and rose gold plated cufflinks are born from studying coastal erosion and the process of Attrition, which sees waves causing loose pieces of rock to collide wi...
The Kitson silver and rose gold plated cufflinks are born from studying coastal erosion and the process of Attrition, which sees waves causing loose pieces of rock to collide with each other, grinding and chipping while progressively becoming smaller, smoother and rounder. Alice Made This has replicated the Attrition process to create these geometric and graphic cufflinks, experimenting with bio mimicry through an industrial process called barrelling.
We began by barrelling the cufflinks with British Suffolk coastal beach pebbles and saline solution, before bio mimicking the effect of Attrition with the appropriate industrial medium, known as a ceramic angle cut tristar. The shape of the cufflinks is inspired by the Attrition process and how is softens and scallops nature’s raw materials, offering a clean and honest detail.
Combining the power of nature with the precision of industry, the Kitson cufflinks are then refined and plated in a precious silver or rose gold finish.
Fact 1. Our factory usually makes aeroplane and engineering parts.
Fact 2. Our turned shapes are informed by the precision turning process.
Fact 3. Our factory uses solid brass, copper or steel giving a clean, machined finished.
L20 x H20 mm (D5.5mm)
Classic cufflinks were originally worn in the 18th century for fastening the French style shirt cuff, and are still used for the same purpose today. Now a stylish formalwear staple, cufflinks give smart shirts a refined finishing touch.