These may be the most extravagant set of paper clips ever!
Exaggerated is an understatement for these paper clips born out of the collaboration between fashion designer Virgil Abloh and jewelry brand Jacob & Co. The partnership—dubbed as Office Supplies—features paperclips that are turned into money clips, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. What makes them extra special? The pieces are made of 18 karat yellow, white, or rose gold that are encrusted with diamonds.
The reimagined accessories line highlights the subtle significance of paperclip in everyday life. “A simple yet modern representation of nostalgia, the paperclip is reminiscent of youthful creations when paperclips became chains, bracelets, and more,” states on a post made by Jacob & Co. “Through the ‘Office Supplies’ collection, Jacob Arabo, founder of Jacob & Co., and @virgilabloh , the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear and CEO of Off-White, transform this simplicity into luxury by reinterpreting paperclips as fine jewels through innovative design, precious materials and superb craftsmanship.”
This article first appeared in Manila Bulletin