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Famke jewellery


Famke is an innovative jewellery design company founded by Famke Koene, a young industrial designer based in Cape Town. Famke jewellery is unique in that it aims to combine hard, geometric shapes with soft, natural objects. This fusion results in jewellery that is both visually intriguing and simple by design. HL asked Famke about her designs and she emphasised her will to keep them distinctive, saying, 'We constantly fight to push the boundaries of design, making the brand as fun and exciting as possible'. Famke continues, 'I am inspired by geometric structures and shapes that people are often very quick to view as cold and impersonal. I believe that they carry more depth than their purpose-driven exterior suggests. I feel the need to bring them to a softer light so that people can view them as subtle and narrative'. Visit their website at famke.co.za. Prices range per item and begin retailing at R90. You can find Famke products at one of its various Cape Town stockists, including Mungo & Jemima, Haas, Mr & Mrs and The Fringe Arts V&A, amongst others. Alternatively, purchase Famke jewellery online at Africandy, Mazzoe, Dirty Collective and Hello Pretty. You can also find them at the Old Biscuit Mill every Saturday.