There are no wasted blowsDesign by Nadia Zerunian, Silversmith Ion Radu (Nevers)
There are no wasted blows and is a tribute for the most used tool of the silversmith, the hammer and its distinct sound
The colection is presented under the name, There are no wasted blows and is a tribute for the most used tool of the silversmith, the hammer and its distinct sound. The rythm of the hammer marks these items as hand-crafted, and this distinctive finish cannot be replicated in its warmth and characteristic life by a machine.
To the inexperienced, metal may seem hard abd unyielding. In fact, metal is very responsive to the forces imposed upon it. It flows under the blows of the hammer with subtle movement that is difficult to see, but the movement is there nonetheless.
In making a piece entirely by hand, the master silversmith creates a unique and personal object, establishing a kinship between all of those who have passed on their traditions.
The rythm of the hammer
Nadja Zerunian, AUSTRIA
After her studies at University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Nadja Zerunian worked for a decade as a Senior Designer with Calvin Klein in New York before becoming Creative Director first at Georg Jensen and then at Swatch Group.