INKRU jewellery is manufactured from pure titanium and fastened on a string of natural leather or silk. INKRU furniture is made with rare and valuable species of wood, selected according to colour and growth-ring patterns, as well as varied in shape - which determines the unique nature of the pieces offered. The elements of construction and ornaments are refined with brass and titanium, clear or silver-coated – depending on the individual features of each piece and the artist’s conception.
The creative process for the eclectic INKRU artwork stems from journeying through the fascinating history of furniture craft. The distinctive patterns correspond with the delicate styles of Rococo and Chippendale. Cabriole brass legs marked with floral themes became inspiration for re-interpreting their form in the shape of geometrical surface patterns. The effect is a harmonic composition, accentuating the transition between the old and the new.
Ancient Art Techniques
The name INKRU refers directly to incrustation – an art of adorning surfaces with the use of precious materials. The first pieces adorned this way originate from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The slots cut in the base material were fitted with fragments of ivory, tortoise shell and metals – including gold, mother of pearl, gemstones and other species of wood – resulting in richly ornamented, contrastive surfaces.