About ALEX+SVET design studio
ALEX+SVET - ALTERNATIVE CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY and DECORATIVE OBJECTS with DISTINCTIVE ARTFUL DESIGN and EXQUISITELY CRAFTED FINISHINGS. Hand made in Paris, France.
Hello, we are Alex & Svet, Paris based multifaceted artists, designers and makers.
Since 2000, we thoughtfully source the finest unconventional ingredients and we meticulously metamorphose them in our Parisian studio into innovative & extraordinary contemporary adornments with a retro-futuristic aesthetic. Our jewelry come from sophisticated and playful fusion of avant-garde design, traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technologies with a sustainably approach. We would like to share this remarkable versatile, tactile & visual experience with you.
Welcome to our retro-futuristic universe!
We explore the idea of wearable art. Our singular aesthetic is now globally renowned. We are active members of “Atelier d'Art de France”, craft union. Our designs are available at museum shops, design, concept and fashion stores worldwide.
Alongside our casual and seasonal capsule collections, we love to collaborate with various Museum stores following the themes of current exhibitions in limited edition.
And then what else?
We dance in the rain, hum David Bowie tunes, admire Zaha Hadid, whistle on the hills, tally the number of shooting stars … and invite you to share our mood ;-)
CREATIVE TEAM | BACKGROUND
Alex, an Engineering graduate switched into Fashion Styling & Pattern-making and got a diploma from the International Fashion Academy Vauclair. He learned and grew professionally in Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture ateliers (Kenzo, Hermès, Mugler, Montana, Balenciaga, Balmain, Lacroix).
Svet, graduated of State University of Saint-Petersburg (Russia) pursuing her studies at College of Modern Art and Design (ESAM, Paris). A graphic artist, colorist and scenographer, she turned her passion into a career.
Youlia, graduated from the High School of Art and Design – ENSAD Paris is a “guest-designer” on some projects and overlooks the graphical and communication facets.
We launched our first alt&GO brand in 2000. You probably remember our mischievous message rubber bracelets remarqué par ELLE magazine en 2002. And also our famous OMEGA or CANDY DICE rings, which were successfully sold in Museum stores between 2001 and 2008 [Museet Museum in Stockholm, MoMA in NYC, MoMA in Tokyo, SF MoMA in San-Francisco, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris etc.)
Since 2011, we have developed limited editions and and one-of-a-kind designs “hallmarked” ALEX+SVET in parallel with the alt & GO “casual” collections. In 2016 we 'ditched' alt&GO which we have slowly but surely replaced by 'ALEX+SVET', so better fits our new evolutionary and personal vision.
An ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY in jewelry
At the dawn of the 21st century, we introduced unconventional materials into the field of Bijou, creating unique pieces, unusual fashion accessories and innovative decorative objects based on rubber, aeronautical cables, ribs "couture", vinyls with intriguing "hologram" effects, metamorphosed medical tubes, other recovery or recycling materials etc...
Since 2011 we have focused mainly on Acrylic and Rubber with less environmental impact. We are proud ourselves on developing sustainable jewelry collections in a way that implements environmentally friendly practices. From the outset, we have placed emphasis on the durability of our creations in order to guarantee that they accompany our happy customers for many years. This approach is part of our sustainable development strategy. We pay attention to this at each stage of our production and in the daily life of our small structure. We use materials mainly from recycling and which are recyclable themselves. We limit scraps to the strict minimum that we cannot reuse. Our minimalist packaging is reusable or recyclable.
When you buy our jewelry, you participate in it too. Let's continue together...