Ever since Kate Moss spotlighted their pearls in a 1990s campaign for Calvin Klein, Ten Thousand Things co-founders David Rees and Ron Anderson have become known for creating delicate rings, necklaces and pendants that have a nuanced side.
Now, at the brand’s new Manhattan studio and showroom, designed by New York-based firm Deborah Berke Partners on Harrison Street in Tribeca, the raw, polished look remains intact. Jewelry from Ten Thousand Things, made from unusual stones and sculptural silver, is displayed alongside creations by Annette Ferdinandsen, Judy Geib and Jeanine Payer, in thick Plexiglas boxes and on scraps of reclaimed wood in a warehouse in Brooklyn. The organically shaped sculptures of S. Link and the mouth-blown glass containers of Ten Thousand Things are mounted on stacks of Carl Andre-style bricks that emerge from the ground. Buckeye burl chairs and a plaster rock add a raw, straight-from-nature element to the space. With such a wide range of offerings, all embodying the brand’s signature style, the new studio exemplifies the line of Chinese philosophy that gave the company its name: “From one thing beget ten thousand things”.
Ten Thousand Things, 7 Harrison Street, New York; tenthouseandthingsnyc.com