June 15th – June 30th
PELLE Studio / Showroom
56 W 22nd St 8th Floor
New York, NY
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM
PAST PRESENCE is a collaboration between design studio founders Jean and Oliver Pelle of PELLE, and antique dealer and jewelry designer Russell Whitmore of Erie Basin. The collection brings together PELLE’s modern design sensibilities with Whitmore’s specialization in jewelry fabrication and historical design.
With the goal of creating a collection that spans beyond the contemporary context, PELLE and Whitmore layered decorative elements onto modern forms, combining romantic nostalgia with clean lines. The collection was conceived with intentional playfulness, and each piece experiments with traditional methods and rarely-used materials, creating provocative juxtapositions of weight, austerity, and scale.
PAST PRESENCE is a collection of three unusual lighting and furniture along with three jewelry pieces. The first part of the collaboration resulted in the Dark Moon Sconce, the Silver Veil Table Lamp and the Fin Chair.
The second part of the collaboration reinterprets each piece of the Past Presence collection as jewelry: the Gold Moon Earrings, the Silver Veil Bracelet, and the Fin Ring.
The entire collection is presented in an exhibition titled ALL THAT GLITTERS at PELLE’s Studio/Showroom.