Soft Brutalist


Swedish Modernist 925 Silver Cufflinks with Brutalist Design (LEO Design)

Add Sweden to the makers of cufflinks here at LEO Design.  These sterling silver cufflinks, made in the late 1940's or 1950's, sit (aesthetically) somewhere between the earlier Art Deco period and the Brutalist Movement to come. Thus they present the crisp elegance of Deco while leaning-forward (but not too far!) into Modernist Brutalism. They present a "softer side" of Modernism—clean, elegant and not too chunky.  They are crafted of 925 silver.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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