Robert K E Mitchell, MDes
Perfection in craftsmanship along with functionality and design are crucial elements in any piece of jewellery. In my work, I try to create timeless pieces of wearable sculpture that enhances the human form. Contrasting textured surfaces of fossil or natural motifs with clean definitive lines for accent creates a desired visual tension bringing old and new together in the same piece. This presents an ageless balance between the past, present and future.
Robert is a Toronto based designer, maker and educator. He has created wearable art for over 25 years generating exhibition work and custom one-of-a-kind pieces that are included in private and gallery collections. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions and has won numerous awards.
Recent interests in Biomimicry and design principle have broadened the scope of Robert’s work to include sustainable industrial design projects. Robert recently received a master in Strategic Foresight and Innovation and he currently holds a number of patents for the development of a Passive Irrigation System.