Small Nesting Egg
Jacqueline Rabun x Werkstätte Carl Auböck
The Three Nesting Eggs by the acclaimed jewellery designer Jacqueline Rabun are an “introverted response” to the current world affairs (2017). The idea was based around the shift in society and something still very much relevant in today’s sphere.
The sand-cast solid brass Eggs also double as sinuously rimmed boxes. Lifting the top shell away reveals the dark contrasting patinated interior. The curvature is as strongly defined through the interior as the external egg-shape.
The Trilogy was born from a collaboration between Jacqueline Rabun and Carl Auböck for the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition, Milan 2017. Both Rabun and the Auböck Werkstätte share common appreciation for the humble ‘Egg’, The Brass Egg Paperweight by Auböck II graced the desk of the German architect Walter Gropius who founded the Bauhaus School and remains a shining example of the Werkstätte’s craft. Jacqueline has used the symbolism in her jewellery design, conveying birth, life and the relationship between mother and child.
The Egg is stamped “auböck” and numbered '3' (both top and bottom shell).