Our relationship with numbers and language characters is defined by the way they are represented in systems around us. Counting and calculation, as well as directions and styles of writing, differ from one culture to another. We see numbers around us on advertisement boards, car plates, TV and phone screens, but we also have a very intimate relationship with numbers. They are based on our personal rituals, events in our lives and habits we develop.
0123456789 Bracelets is a series of tangible representations of numbers. Each pieces is comparable to a numerical digit. The logic behind these symbolic pieces is rather simple, like the way of counting sticks: ‘zero’ is a loop without any section; ‘one’ has one section; ‘two’ has two sections, and so on. In a bracelet, the transformation of its volume around the closed loop divides the sections. The value of each number is represented in the amount of sections that compose the piece.
At the core of Noon Passama’s practice is the designer’s continuous study of jewellery archetypes, such as the chain and linking elements which are the cornerstones of the jewellery discipline. With each element sculpted and connected, the shapes are informed by time and serenity. The process begins with an investigation into the potentials of the material, where a meditation of intuitive movements shapes and refines the pieces.
Noon Passama also works with one-of-a-kind pieces, some of which have been included in the permanent collections of Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris.