We Talk All Things Inspiration with Adeline Cacheux
Adeline Cacheux keeps art close to her heart. It was Art History that she decided to study when entering the university and it is in art galleries like Marian Goodman and Emmanuel Perrotin where she worked afterwards. However, Adeline, as a sensitive soul, has so much in her life that inspired her that creating something as beautiful as jewellery was a logical step. Every little detail from her everyday life can result in a magical piece for her new collection. We talk all things inspiration with Adeline Cacheux.
What is your main inspiration when creating jewellery? What inspires you?
A silhouette, an actress, a ready-to-wear collection, a detail on a piece of furniture… Any details that have something to do with shape.
What role does inspiration play in your work? What would be your creative process? Does inspiration come to you or do you try to find it?
The creative process either starts with a client suggestion of what she would want to have or just the mood I am in. Most of the time, I have a rough idea of the shape I want, an atmosphere… but I hardly draw a collection, it comes with working with the metal directly.
You studied Art History. What artistic movement or artist inspires you the most?
I do not have a specific movement that inspires me. I can love a painting from Douanier Rousseau and love the atmosphere from Rothko’s artwork, then be inspired by the abstractness of a work by Judd.
Your jewels are described as a “mix of contradictions: rock yet elegant”. Who inspires you in rock? What bands or songs?
I am at the moment more into old blues like BB King but I love listening to this track “Doing It to Death” by The Kills, there is something animal yet elegant with this song!
What is the story behind your latest collection?
It all started with signet rings I wanted to make and then the collection went on to evolving around the oval shape.
What strong female figures (close to you or icons) have you looked up to in your life and work?
I never had any icons. I just admire women that are independent. In jewellery, I love the work of Suzanne Belperron, for example. I look up to strong female writers or artists.