I want to tell you about Max Steiner, one of my favorite new designers whose visionary buoyancy sheds new light on his innate talent to see outside the box. When I was first contacted by Max, about a week ago, I did what anyone would do. I browsed his website. And as an artist, was instantly drawn to the various elements of his inspiring collections. Conceptualizing the simplicity of paper folding, Max tells me, "Folding paper since I was five years old has led to my ORIGAMI collection, one of my most popular. Working in an industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn has led to the development of the CINDER BLOCK collection." And the results are flawlessly executed. Not only does he incorporate an organic wearability through his architectural jewelry, but the fact that he does so with such an influential voice of his everyday surroundings, adds an extraordinary amount of intimacy that's hard to come by.
Thank you, Max for my rad new cinder block necklace. I sorta refuse to take it off! It's always fun discovering something with such understated complexity that you never knew you couldn't live without until the moment you did.
About the Artist: A native of New York, Max Steiner Design has been featured in The New York Times, Nylon Guys, The Chicago Tribune, Elle, and is available with several retailers.