The intricate wing structure of the dragonfly served as a study in material and technical possibilities for architect-turned-designer Yi-Hsiu Yeh: how to transform a flat sheet of material into a 3-dimensional form. With the Dragonfly Metal, the 3-dimensionality is achieved by hand forming machined stainless steel. Y-Hsiu opted for a leather neck strap for greater comfort, and—no stranger herself to the demands of chic—included a second strap for length variation. For the softer Dragonfly Leather, a more subtle effect evolves when worn.
The design of each bracelet, bag or shoe is carefully considered in the hands of Yi-Hsiu, who founded Yeh Design Lab in 2010 to explore the creative, technological and expressive possibilities between architecture and fashion. For Yi-Hsiu, it’s about examining ways to challenge collective intuition and perception, while exploring the possibilities advanced technology and traditional fabrication. She and her team personally spread out the cowhides for the collection and individually handle each piece along the process.
As a college teacher and parent to a toddler she shares with her architect husband, the Angeleno has also realized the need to feel unburdened by what a modern multi-tasker wears. She accomplishes this beautifully.
SIZE: 10.7" l x 6.5" w (27x17cm)
DETAILS: Stainless steel necklace has leather straps for greater comfort around neck.
MATERIAL: Kid leather, stainless steel
PACKAGING: Branded packaging