March 21, 2017 Comments (0) Views: 1653 Accessories, Design, Product

Manifesting in metal

Manreet Deol creates striking contemporary sculptural jewelry using traditional Indian metalsmithing technique.
Along with her brother Samraat, had set up Manifest Design in 2013 to make authentic meaningful jewelry that was committed to revitalizing the traditional metalsmithing traditions of India, wanting to offer a fresh new esthetic for contemporary accessories.

Manreet says that “Indian women are very confident, and more and more we see that they are willing to experiment with their jewelry. The notion of only wearing gold is over. We have grandmothers buying our Sirena statement pieces and pairing them with their kanjivaram sari, or even men buying our totem pieces.”

Manifest Design sells directly to customers mainly through their website and a few select stores in India and the US. All their pieces are made in north India in small artisanal workshops.

Vine and spring bangles from the Sprout collection

Rain earrings from the Sprout collection

Best selling Sirena cuff

Sprout necklace from the new collection

Sirena twist earrings

Statement pieces from
the Sirena collection

The Totem bangle in the sand casting mold

Each piece is individually made and relies heavily on
the skills of the artisans

Hair pin ornament from the Sprout collection

“Contemporary jewelry is really about having a clear personal viewpoint and sharing it in a commercially viable form.” – Manreet believes.

Read this story in POOL 79.

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