From her Danish roots, Birgitte Bruun is influenced by Scandinavian Design ; her pieces are simple, contemporary in design and accessible to wear. She likes to produce contrasts in her work, whether by texturing, oxidising or milling the Silver. She particularly enjoys shaping the metal by forging and planishing and many of her pieces involve these techniques. She also includes interesting semi-precious stones in her designs and highlights of gold.
We were so intrigued by her style of work that we went along to find out more. Here. Birgitte talks to us at House of Coco and tells us more about her plans for the future…
When did you launch and what was the reason behind it?
Birgitte Bruun Jewellery started in 2012 from my studio in Cambridge, UK with the launch of my website and exhibitions in local galleries. I was born in Denmark and am influenced by the ethos of Scandinavian Design, aiming to create a range of contemporary silver jewellery which is beautifully crafted, timeless and can be worn on any occasion.
What is the hardest challenge you have faced since you started the company?
I’d love to just spend all my time in my studio making jewellery but I’ve realised that you also have to spend a lot of time actively promoting yourself so I have learnt to use a variety of marketing strategies. As a visual person my favourite is Instagram which I enjoy uploading photos of work in progress and new pieces and it doubles as a photo-diary for me too.
2016 is here, where do you plan to take the brand?
I’m excited to be exhibiting in London at the Country Living Fair in March. I am looking forward to a broad range of people seeing my jewellery and making new contacts. I have a loyal base of repeat customers but am also working hard to reach new people through exhibitions and articles like this to help expand the company.
A simple, contemporary, effortless look complimented by my jewellery!
Best place for a coffee?
Meeting friends in my local independent coffee shop Hot Numbers is always relaxing.
If I could spend 24hrs anywhere in the world it would be?
Copenhagen for a quick hit of classic design.
Where can people find out more?
I can be contacted through my website which showcases my designs and also recent commissions can be seen on the Blog page. www.birgittebruunjewellery.co.uk