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Precious metals

Credit: Amit Geron

Move over Pandora – there’s another show in town. New York-based designer Elinor Avni, creative director of her jewellery company Âme, has just opened her stealth-bomber-like flagship showroom in Lower Manhattan. With its plentiful black, rolled steel panel exteriors and interiors, it’s cool to think the industrial material merely acts as a backdrop for her high-tech lab-grown diamonds, the key elements of her jewellery designs. The designer, Amsterdam/Tel Aviv architect Baranowitz + Kronenberg (B+K), was inspired by Soho’s typical undulating cast iron facades. That local detail helped it go global – the store won the World Special Prize for Interiors at the 2021 Prix Versailles.



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