Hans Stern x Oscar Niemeyer | Follow the line

How to re-interpret the work of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in jewelry? Brazilian jewelers Hans Stern master that challenge perfectly.

A crazy challenge as M. Oscar Niemeyer is an icon of architecture, the man who designed the major public buildings in Brasilia at the beginning of the sixties.

La cathédrale de Brasilia

Founded 66 years ago by Hans Stern fleeing Nazi Germany, H. Stern has become an iconic jewelry house in Brazil.

Between the gigantism of the architecture and the small size of the jewels, H. Stern has found a link in order to convince Niemeyer. This link is the drawings of the architect, the ligne claire which has been beautifully reinterpreted, keeping the sensual curves so important for Mr. Oscar Niemeyer.

« It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve – the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman. »

Roberto Stern

La vidéo ci-dessous illustre le propos.