Jewelry brand Me&Ro is introducing a slow design shop for the summer featuring limited-edition, one-of-a-kind lifestyle pieces that celebrate the process of socially aware design. Each piece was created by artists and friends of Me&Ro, ranging from $50 for linen vegetable dye pouches to $15,000 for an ebony inlaid guitar handcrafted by Chuck Sanzone, a Vermont-based guitar maker. The latter also features 10-karat gold on the head-plate, fingerboard, bridge pins, and rosette and is made both from European and rare Adirondack spruce.
“As an artist and designer, I am interested in the idea of how every object has a story—how and why did it come into being?” said Robin Renzi, Me&Ro’s founder and designer in a statement about the new project. “The items we are launching in our Slow Design Shop are made by people that I know personally or met professionally along my path. We all share the same process of thinking thoughtfully about the design and have the same approach to creating something in a careful and slow manner. I chose things that mean something to me, that I personally want for summer and hope they are inspiring to others.”
Other items include a denim bag replicated after a bag Renzi bought in India 20 years ago and a healing summer oil made from lavender, vetiver, neroli, ylang, petitgrain, and sandalwood created with Julia March, who handcrafts small batches locally in NYC.
These and other items are available now on meandrojewelry.com.