Morphik is an arts-focused design company founded with the vision that everyone should have the opportunity to experience and own art... and wear it.
above: artwork by Bob Dob on turquoise calf leather wristband and photo by Jerry Uelsmann on python textured leather bracelet
Designed as an art-to-wear accessory piece, Morphik's men's and women's cuffs -or bracelets- feature limited edition artwork by many of today's hottest lowbrow artists, graffiti artists and illustrators and would make a very special gift for any contemporary art lover. Reproduced in a square frame and clasp made of brushed stainless steel, the artwork has an acrylic face that is scratch resistant. The artwork can also be hung on the wall just like a favorite painting or photograph (as shown in the example below).
above: artwork by Ciou is shown mounted for display
above: the back of the stainless steel insert is etched with the artist's name
The stainless steel frame enclosing the artwork drops and locks magnetically into the leather wristband or cuff.
above: artwork by graffiti artist John "Crash" Mathos on Men's Black Calf leather wristband
above: artwork by Skount on Men's Cognac distressed leather wristband
The artworks are interchangeable and can be switched out by pushing through a small opening at the back of the bracelet. The combination of wristband and artwork presents a truly unique outlet for personal expression.
The same piece of artwork (DAIM's Cold Explosion) can take on different characteristics when you change the leather wristband:
The same wristband or cuff (distressed metallic gold) with different pieces of artwork by Kim Zu and Nathan Ota:
They have a huge selection of both artwork and leather cuffs for both men and women. You can choose from photography, illustration, paintings, graffiti and more. Below are a few examples from some of the artists:
DOES and John "Crash" Mathos:
The leather wristbands are stitched and assembled in Los Angeles.
•available in six colors (Calf and Vintage leather),
•Size 7 1/4 - 9 inches or 18 1/2 - 23 cm.
•available in 24 beautiful colors (Calf, Vintage, Metallic and Python textured leather), •Size 6 1/4 - 7 1/2 inches or 16 - 19 cm
above: artwork by Maggie Taylor
Careful thought and care has been made to retain the artwork’s original attributes. Printed on genuine Moab fine art paper and placed under a scratch resistant cover, the artwork is set securely inside a stainless steel frame. The image is made using a highest standard for inkjet printing performance. This original process results in archival prints that deliver amazing color and an acutely clear, photographic appearance. This metal frame contains strong magnets that allow it to lock securely.
Maintaining the idea that our art-inspired goods are objects of value and meaning, we have designed unique boxes to ensure care and safekeeping. The artwork comes in a specially made box with a black, finely textured outer covering. The artwork magnetically locks into a metal pedestal at the center where it is firmly held in place. At the top of the box is a closed window to display the piece. There are features on the back that allow the box to be hung on the wall. In form and function, the box is very similar to the frame of an artwork.
THE BRACELET BOX:
We have given great thought and time to the design of our boxes to provide care, safekeeping, and aesthetic value. The band comes in a specially made box with a black, finely textured outer covering. A display window is located at the top. Magnets are built inside to securely hold the band in place. The box can be placed on a dresser or table for display.
THE ARTIST BOOKLET
Each artwork comes with a booklet with information about the artist and work. Like an exhibition catalogue, the booklets contain the artist’s biography along with descriptions about each of their artworks available at Morphik. The artists have provided their own descriptions, which include interesting background details about the creative process, inspiration, and ideas behind each image.
A guiding principal at Morphik is to make contemporary artists more accessible to a larger and more diverse audience. For this reason, support of the artist community is very important. Our artist network spans the globe including Japan, China, the United States, Brazil, Germany, and France. Each artist has his or her individual style. Working in genres such as painting, graffiti and photography, each artist creates an exciting and fresh visual language representing the diverse trends happening in contemporary art practice today.
Morphik works to generate sponsorship of arts organizations that bring awareness to the benefits and vitality the arts have to offer. By donating to the arts, we aim to build creative and supportive partnerships worldwide.
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