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Scan Magazine | Design profile | Cahana
Cahana designs are clean and organic: bringing peace and focus to the life of the carrier through their unique concept. Photo: Hermine Björkman
Jewellery to keep your focus Cahana designs jewellery that is beautiful to wear while the affirmations inside help to concentrate on what matters in life. By Tina Nielsen | Photos: Cahana
Cahana means 'to make a wish'. What makes it stand out from other jewellery is that inside each piece you carry a small paper roll with your personal goal or affirmation written upon it. One part is the design aspect; the jewellery must be beautiful and nice to wear, but a Cahana piece is also a tool for your yourself. "The whole idea is to create a beautiful setting for what matters in your life,” says founder Rikke Brogaard.
to remind myself of where my focus should be and I thought it would be great if I could carry these around with me,” she explains. The significance of the small handmade rolls of paper is that our focus in life changes. “What is important right now might not be so important in six months or a year, so you can change the message you carry with you,” says Rikke Brogaard. The idea behind the affirmations is to bring a kind of peace and focus to the life of the carrier. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the distractions in life and a Cahana piece serves as a constant reminder. “It is important to look inside ourselves and not always to what’s happening on the outside. The answers are found inside you and a Cahana piece serves as a reminder about what is right for you,” she explains.
Challenging circumstances in her own life led Rikke Brogaard to create Cahana in 2012. “I have always been the kind of person who leaves Post-it notes on walls
Currently Cahana pieces can be bought in stores in Denmark and the website features the full range of jewellery and ships worldwide for free.
She describes her designs as clean and organic. “Of course they need to be visually beautiful, but they should also be nice to touch with clean lines and no sharp edges. You don’t just wear the jewellery – you touch it too,” says Rikke Brogaard.
Rikke Brogaard created Cahana in 2012, following challenging circumstances in her life. Photo: Ditlev Rosing
For more information, please visit: www.cahana.dk
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