Uncommonly beautiful is a Contemporary ethical and sustainable jewellery brand and consultancy studio.
In product design the label borrows from the old to create the new. Fragments of history come together to manifest as timeless objects, intricate in beauty and bold as their brass, silver and other materials.
The label is an anti-land fill fashion accessory label and was founded by designer-maker, Kirsty Kirkpatrick in June 2006.
Kirkpatrick trained in Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design, Dundee, Then studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile 4 Futures.
Alongside key inspirations like Bauhaus and the constructivists, matched with her exploration of re using historical pieces, Kirkpatrick has a background in Architecture and lighting design.
With an imaginative approach, Kirkpatrick seeks to transform waste into something covetable and unique. Using found furniture, up-cycling and recycled materials, the label creates beautiful and fresh products from the overlooked.
Discarded wooden house hold furniture becomes the base material for Kirkpatrick’s design, screen printing and laser etching along with vibrant paint finishes make up the pendants, earring and bracelets for her ornate and abstract works.
The label deals not with the throw away trends that are commonplace on today’s culture, and instead creates design-led classics to last beyond this. Transcending high street trends and moments of style, the jewellery is timeless and as individual as its sourcing, the production, and its clientele.