LEYLA BAHAR DESIGNS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2014 BY METAL ARTIST / DESIGNER LEYLA BAHAR TALAKOOB. 

HER DESIGNS CREATE A PERFECT COLLABORATION WITH THE LEADING EDGE INNOVATIONS OF

AVANT-GARDE & FORWARD CONTEMPORARY FASHION. 

WITH INSPIRATIONS OF RAW ORGANIC BOLDNESS IN COMBINATION OF 

SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM START TO FINISH BY HAND.

HER CREATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO BRING AWARENESS & APPRECIATION FOR THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION 

WITH TEXTURE VARIATIONS & EXPOSED IMPERFECTIONS OF THE PROCESS OUTCOME OF HER TECHNIQUE.

THE MINOR IMBALANCE IN EACH PIECE CREATES AN AGED & WORN IN ARCHEOLOGICAL HEIRLOOM AESTHETIC,.

THE FLUIDITY & AESTHETICS OF HER CONTEMPORARY METAL ART STEMS FROM THE ADMIRATION OF

THE REBELLIOUS FLAMBOYANCE OF AVANT-GARDE FASHION WITH INSPIRATIONS OF THE JAPANESE ART OF "WABI-SABI" 

BUT MAINLY HER LOVE OF THE 70'S ERA 

THOUGH SOME OF HER WORK IS HAND FABRICATED, HER METAL ART IS MOSTLY CREATED THROUGH A LOST WAX CAST PROCESS.

 IN ORDER TO CREATE FLOW & MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE COLLECTIONS, SOME OF THE DESIGNS ARE CREATED

BY ADDING HIGH END VINTAGE RECYCLED CHAINS WITH LEYLA BAHAR DESIGNS COMPONENTS. 

UNLIKE TRADITIONAL CLASPS, A RECOGNIZABLE SIGNATURE ELEMENT OF ASTROLOGICAL LEO CLASP IS ADDED TO MOST UP-CYCLED PIECES, 

INTENDED TO BE SHOWCASED AS A PART OF THE DESIGN AESTHETIC. 

IT IS OFTEN SEEN WORN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE NECKLACE WITH THE OPTION OF BEING HIDDEN IN THE BACK.

 

THE IMPERFECTIONS & TEXTURES PURPOSELY APPLIED TO HER DESIGN HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED TO CREATE SIMILAR CALMING EFFECTS

OF A WORRY STONE WHEN RUBBED OR FELT.

 

EACH OF HER PIECES ARE BESPOKE & A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER. 

SHE DESIGNS THEM TO BECOME A COLLECTABLE HEIRLOOM WORK OF RAW METAL ART JEWELRY. 

MOSTLY SELF TAUGHT, SHE USES MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES THROUGH WAX FABRICATION THAT ARE 

INFLUENCED BY A MIX OF MANY CIRE-PERDUE (LOST WAX CAST) TRADITIONS.

AESTHETICALLY HER METAL ART WORK RESEMBLE BUT NEVER REPLICATES

A VARIETY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL STYLES TAKING YOU BACK INTO THE TIME OF

 LOST OXUS TREASURE ( PERSIAN ) ETRUSCAN ( GREEK ) 

ANGLO-SAXON ( 5TH-9TH CENTURY BRITISH, VIKING INVASION, CELTIC) 

MINOAN AEGINA TREASURE (GREEK KNOWN FOR ITS BRONZE AGE)  

EACH PIECE IS HAND MADE IN THE USA BY THE ARTIST

 

BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK YOU CAN FOLLOW  LEYLA BAHAR DESIGNS ON INSTAGRAM

A CORKY COLLABERATION OF HER DAILY ADVENTURES, PAST, PRESENT & NEW COLLECTIONS

PLUS THE DESIGN & PROCESS OF HER WORK..

 

 DUPLICATION OF ANY AND ALL JEWELRY DESIGN AND CREATIONS DONE BY LEYLA BAHAR TALAKOOB WILL RESULT IN A FINE AND  POSSIBLE PROSECUTION.

 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ANY USE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE REPRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION,

DISPLAY OR TRANSMISSION OF THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

ARCHAEOLOGICAL STYLES: 7000 YEARS OF JEWELRY / HUGH TAIT

** WABI SABI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi (A CONCEPT IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE AESTHETIC CONSTITUTING A WORLD VIEW CENTERED ON

THE ACCEPTANCE  OF TRANSIENCE & IMPERFECTION.

THE AESTHETICS IS SOMETIMES DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE BEAUTY THAT IS

"IMPERFECT, IMPERMANENT & INCOMPLETE".)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

"  THOUGH WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OWN OPINIONS

   I FEEL THE PERCEPTION OF PERFECTION THAT HAS BEEN INSTILLED INTO OUR BRAIN

MAY JUST BE ALL WRONG..

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECTION

... JUST PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS

EVERYTHING HOLDS ITS OWN VALUE AND BEAUTY

 

IN ITS OWN WAY

 

IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER "

~Leyla Bahar Talakoob~

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