Unapologetic about creating conversational pieces through their jewelry, Bond hardware continues to innovate and flourish by way of iconoclastic vision. Boasting an aesthetic that " contrasts clean , industrial lines with bold, sensory statements" Bond hardware can seem a bit counterintuitive with pieces constructed out of seat belts with safety fasten.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn New York by Dana Hurwitz and Vince Barile, BOND Hardware is a unisex jewelry line that was born out of an epiphany when both Vince and Dana discovered a second use for having a window lock in New York City. By converting hardware through reappropriation to jewelry, Dana and Vince have created a one of kind approach to jewelry.
Vince and I both like to be buttoned up, but don't enjoy bow ties," Hurwitz, 21, said. "I would describe my personal style as matronly and classic. The hardware jewelry spoke to us and allowed an option to feel like we've put a finishing touch on our outfits."
The line is unisex and started off selling purely by word of mouth. After using social media like tumblr, making connections at New York Fashion Week, and using the guidance of their art schools, Hurwitz and Barile hit a tipping point and BOND Hardware is now receiving bulk orders from boutiques and stores in Japan, and is featured on popular sites such as I Don't Like Mondays.
The duo order the hardware pieces from Stanley Hardware and National Hardware, and all of their jewelry is hand made. Parts are movable and twist-able so that pieces do not become tangled. The pair allots about two weeks for production, depending on the order size. Because all of the materials are bought locally and the product is handmade, BOND Hardware qualifies as a sustainable brand.
"We love re-purposing these household objects into something funky," Hurwitz said.