Super Sleek accessories label ROXXLYN is creating exquisite product that push the boundaries between nature and technology. KALTBLUT Magazine got a moment to meet the people behind the brand.
KALTBLUT: Talk us though ROXXLYN and the thought process behind the label?
ROXXLYN: Roxxlyn was founded by Andreas Plassmann in 2014, with the ambition to create elegant and timeless design from ancient solid stone rock and other nature given luxury materials. Our work unites handcraft and innovation, nature and urban life. It believes in the simplicity and beauty of raw materials carefully prepared into stylish accessories. The small team of dedicated artisans at Roxxlyn is devoted to minimalist aesthetics and the objective that high quality materials are essential to create good products.
KALTBLUT: What would you say this is the biggest influence to your design process?
ROXXLYN: We got inspiration from walking in the nature but also from street life. The architecture of the city and also the way people living there.
KALTBLUT: The texture is a large part of your design aesthetic, talk us thought the selection process.
ROXXLYN: The Stones we use are very big and different in the colouring, so we have to make sure that it looks well also on
small accessories like cases and watches. This often takes time as we have the aim to make each case/ product looking great. Working with hat the nature gives you, is boon and bane at the same time.
KALTBLUT: Is the stone ethically sourced?
ROXXLYN: As we use nature for our products it is important for us to respect and maintain it yes.
KALTBLUT: How would you describe the ROXXLYN customer?
ROXXLYN: Our customers are looking for something special. They don´t like to buy ordinary products you´ll find at each corner. The want to express individuality and style. The most are not looking for big brands more for quality and minimalistic design. Some others are looking for high class materials like clean white marble.
KALTBLUT: Who’s your favourite fashion icon?
ROXXLYN: We like very much the work of Tom Ford, as he gave fashion a new direction at his time at Gucci. Also we have a lot respect for the work and way of doing business from Giorgio Armani. As he build up his family business to a global leader with no experiments and always a straight line in design.
KALTBLUT: What does 2017 hold for ROXXLYN?
ROXXLYN: We will be showing a bigger variety of lifestyle products as well as new stone structures and look seeing how these are receive in the markets internationally.
KALTBLUT: Whats the best piece of advice you were ever give?
ROXXLYN: Work hard and let your dreams come through.
KALTBLUT: What was the last music track you listened too?
ROXXLYN: Viva Las Vegas from Elvis Presley
KALTBLUT: What do you do to let your hair down?
ROXXLYN: Watch movies and listen to good music and eat tasty things (most likely Thai kittchen)
KALTBLUT: Whats the best thing about being you?
ROXXLYN: It is nice working with great creative people everyday. We have visions and ideas.
KALTBLUT: Where can people buy ROXXLYN?
ROXXLYN: Online at rooxlyn.com and in shops like Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Apropos, Breuninger, and soon also we are launching in Colette Paris.
Photography: Karl Slater www.instagram.com/slaterkarl
Stylist: Donatella Pia www.instagram.com/donatella_pia