Fusing the worlds of conceptual design and traditional goldsmithing, Shimell and Madden combine structural patterns in recycled 18ct gold with unusual gemstones to create bold and distinctive fine jewellery.
Inspired by the universal and timeless language of geometry they create modernist pieces that have a sense of the ancient. British made, they create their collections and bespoke pieces in their London studio.
Shimell and Madden feel being conscious is an ongoing process to continuously look into each area of their business and find out if they can do better and if are there new options available to allow them to improve.
Shimell and Madden are responsible for their entire making process with their London workshop and they can guarantee that they maintain a very high standard of working practice and environment within their studio. They have always been and will always be transparent with their customers, it is one of their main priorities to be able to explain the material content of their jewellery and the traceability of the gemstones, honesty is at the core of their practise. This allows them to give their clients the choice, where some things can be 100% traced to the mine, recycled where origins are unknown, or from a selection of gemstones from their suppliers that are small family run businesses. As registered Fairtrade Goldsmiths’ they are able to give option of fair-mined or recycled gold, and they work on many bespoke projects where they reuse the existing precious metal and/or gemstones. They feel a responsibility within their business to be as sustainable as possible in other areas – from only using recyclable postage packaging, using an advanced recycling system in their studio and everything shipped with DHL uses the GoGreen climate service.
Previous exhibitions of their work include;
The British Fashion Council's 'Rock Vault' - LFW London 2014/15/16/17
COUTURE - The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas 2015/16/17
Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, London 2015
COLLECT - Saatchi Gallery, London 2014
'30 Years in the Making' - Lesley Craze Gallery, London 2014