Interview by dwell magazine with Karen Konzuk.


Clean, minimal and modern, KONZUK jewelry fuses unconventional materials like stainless steel and concrete with processes most often reserved for industrial design. Techniques in the KONZUK collections include laser cutting, photo engraving and diamond-like carbon coating to create a look that goes beyond mere accessory to border on the architectural.

The KONZUK collection includes over 250 rings, bracelets pendants, earrings and cufflinks available at over 100 stores throughout North America, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Pieces are also featured in major art gallery and museum shops, including the San Fransico Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and, recently, London’s Barbican Art Gallery in conjunction with their Le Corbusier exhibit. Based in western Canada, the KONZUK studio opened its doors in 1997. Designs take a less-is-more approach resulting in jewelry that appeals to devotees of a minimal, modern aesthetic. Many of the pieces in the collection are inspired by the designers persona; observations of architectural forms ands notably the work of Donald Judd.