Ruudt Peters

(the Netherlands, 1950)

necklace, 1972

rubber and aluminium tube
15,5 x 15,5 cm
inventory number KNB 392

A theme very popular among jewellery designers in the early 1970s was the reuse of materials. Ruudt Peters used the rubber tubes of a motorbike and combined these with prefab aluminium tubes by simply fitting the different elements. A lock was thus not necessary. It makes for a simple but hip and decorative necklace. Françoise swapped a piece of hers for this necklace from her six years younger colleague.

Peters Ruudt – KNB 392 – Halssieraad rubber aluminium 1972