A timeless jewelry designer, Charlotte Chesnais makes ingenious pieces that flirt with both jewelry and sculpture.
A designer who defies time and trend, Charlotte Chesnais’ creations ingeniously exist as jewelry and sculpture.
Her namesake brand explores pure forms: lines and curves in endless interactions with the body. Circling the neck; swooping around the wrists; grazing the ears – her pieces convey streamlined sensuality and exude rhythmic expression.
Charlotte’s first piece dates back to when she worked as a ready-to-wear designer at Balenciaga for Nicolas Ghesquière and conceived a multiple cuff that played with proportions and could be stacked.
In 2015, she launched Charlotte Chesnais, an independent jewelry brand. With the confidence to reimagine classic forms, she has arrived at a singular vision that transcends jewelry.
A mother of three with an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, Charlotte applies her creativity purposefully – yet always with a sense of the unexpected. Charlotte also works as a consulting designer for A.P.C., Paco Rabanne and Uniqlo.
“I entered into jewelry because I came from fashion, but I could have been making chairs or other objects. My pieces are not merely earrings, rings, bracelets or necklaces; they are objects that appear beautifully on the body but also as standalone designs. I like to set the jewelry-object against the contours of the body — with lines that are fluid, dynamic, sharp and disciplined. like to create pieces that explore different degrees of classical, well-balanced, sculptural design. I work against an established aesthetic, instead developing my own family of archetypes over time.”
“I entered into jewelry because I came from fashion, but I could have been making chairs or other objects.”