Scan Magazine, Issue 132, January 2020

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Photo: Gustav Wijk

Magical jewellery and interior design inspired by nature With a love for craftmanship and Swedish nature, the acclaimed silversmith Silver Wijk creates beautiful jewellery and interior decoration. Silver Wijk has also designed a drop called Blood, Sweat and Tears, for a fantastic initiative in aid of charity. By Malin Norman  |  Photos: Silver Wijk

Silver Wijk was established in 2002 by Emelie Wijk Lundberg. Growing up in an artistic family with silversmiths and ceramists, she certainly has art and design in her blood. An old barn has been restored to fit the smithy and a boutique in the small village of Hjälteby on the island of Tjörn, and there is another boutique at Sundsby Säteri on nearby  island Mjörn.

explores a variety of materials, such as silver, copper and gold, but also plexi, wood, glass and stones. “Using different materials is fascinating,” says the designer. “I love moving from small to big, and from hard metal to soft ceramics. I’m constantly challenged in terms of shape, lines and surface.”

Wijk Lundberg’s expression can be described as creative and bold, and she

There are a lot of interesting, sometimes challenging, requests for custom-made

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From communion silver to wedding rings

jewellery and other designs. For instance, Silver Wijk recently created a set of communion silver in six pieces for Valla Church, a project that lasted over two years. “Unusual requests are like spices to a meal,” enthuses the designer. She has also created a silver shrimp necklace for the famous Swedish writer Viveca Lärn, which is now part of the collection, and plenty of wedding rings. The base of the brand is still jewellery, and nature is almost always in focus. “I don’t look at what others are doing,” admits Wijk Lundberg. “In my expression, I always return to nature, and there are currently a lot of flowers in my collections. When I got married, I even created my own bridal bouquet made of silver

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