Objects that are shaped and coerced into beautiful functional items of wearable art and table jewellery.
We hope to see our collections developing into an increasingly sought after brand that is synonymous with environmentally considerate products that are unique, yet affordable.
Monique’s drive to create beautiful, yet functional pieces has been central to her designs, however to maintain this balance on occasions implies the opposite. Complete abandon and contempt for the conventional inspire the creation of unique pieces, screaming out for refinement on completion, stubbornly unwilling to lose the artistic hand in them. The process of creating is pivotal in the success of her pieces, yet the clear understanding of the marriage to functionality produces ranges of tableware to be wrapped in the most expensive of linens.
Since moving out of the confines of city life, and trading it for the creative energy of the mountains and wheat fields of Porterville in the Western Cape, Monique and her small, yet dedicated team of studio assistants have breathed life and energy into copper and brass that comes from a true love and understanding of metals and art.
Monique, with her roots firmly entwined in a family tradition of smithing, having learned the trade of a Goldsmith under the watchful eye of her father, Franz Huppertz, himself a Master Goldsmith from Pforzheim, Germany. This close relationship fostered a desire to create beauty yet maintain simplicity and above all functionality.
The road taken today is one born from a combination of success and failures all culminating in her unmistakable creative drive to provide clients with art pieces for daily life.
We have chosen to work in the most basic of metals – copper, regarded by many as the one of the five earthy players – Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc and Iron. As such these metals have stood the test of time to each develop an identity in the modern world.
The surfaces of copper and its alloys, such as brass, have an inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful bacteria. These antimicrobial properties have been proven by extensive research. That Mother Nature already has such an abundant armoury of bug destroying minerals locked up in Copper and its alloys is reason enough to make our unique items the centrepieces of your table and kitchen.
Our desire is to create pieces of functional Tableware Art that leave the planet richer and the human happier.
Stella, Scarlett, Gunner and Baxter, these four new collections are named after our four dogs.