The Vane collection was a natural progression from Elytra and builds upon themes of repetition, abundance, movement and graduated colour, but the form is very different. Inspiration also came from looking closely at a parrot's feather and the blade-like fibres that radiate from the quill, known as the vane. The bright colours and the slatted structure make Vane reminiscent of tribal jewellery but the clean lines and regularity give it a machined aesthetic in contrast to it's organic movement.
Vane is a collection of bracelets and necklaces made from multiple coloured discs of anodised aluminium, threaded like beads with silicone rubber. The spaces between the discs allow the piece to flex and move in a sensual way, a bit like a slinky. They are very tactile and comfortable to wear. While the silvery edges of the discs describe a seemingly solid form, the spaces between allow light to reflect on the coloured surfaces and the effect is quite hypnotic. However much you rotate the piece, the same colours show in each direction.
The use of magnets in the catches adds another playful element because multiple pieces can be joined end-to-end, allowing for all kinds of shapes to be made with knots and loops around the neck or wrist.