Hochglance is real Silesian jewellery. It is made from silver and hard coal, both displaying the hidden charm of “black gold”. Each item from Hochglance collection is unique and hand-made thanks to the material itself. There are no two identical rings or cufflinks as every lump of hard coal is chipped from a bigger piece and thus, has a different shape. Wearing Hochglance items you wear a piece of rock that has already existed 300 million years ago!
The jewellery is produced from a fragile and “living” natural material and as a result it may be chipped or scratched when dropped or hit.
The designing process of the Hochglance reminded of making a model of a chair: from the idea, through sketches made in 3D software, prototypes, to final casts combined with the stone. In architecture, microscale means working on details: an original door pull or an unconventional ventilation grate. Accurately combining materials and interior components requires profound analysis and precise vision.
Bro.Kat is a design collective strongly attached to its Silesian roots. The founders of the studio – two qualified architects, aim to create functional design as well as expressing the spirit of Silesia as a frontier region. In their projects, whether jewellery and functional objects, they reveal the rich resources of the region and make frequent references to traditional local patterns. For them, ‘Silesianess’ means keeping an open mind, free from clichés, respecting materials used and, above all, experimenting.