London-based Belgian designer Jelka Quintelier founded Black Lune after graduating from the Royal College of art in 2013. With the desire to make art jewellery interesting and wearable Jelka turned to an unconventional material and design process. The jewellery pieces are made from laser cut industrial rubber resulting in striking shapes and patterns that are flexible and easy to wear. Drawings and paper cut form the basis of Jelka’s rubber designs which truly come to live when worn on the body.
Inspired by visual patterns in architecture and nature, Jelka creates digital drawings that are laser cut into sculptural pieces of art. Her aim is to design cut out patterns that will engage with the body and wear like a second skin. The designs resemble body art and cast imaginative shadows on the wearer.
Further to jewellery Jelka also creates larger spatial sculptures as well as collaborates with fashion stylists and performance artists designing tailor-made outfits.