A unique detail is the opening on the top with an overhanging collar that is reminiscent of a jar. It is made from hand-turned aluminum with an ultra-matt lacquer, making it look as if it were made from ceramic.
Ronde is in several languages the word for 'round', but it is also the flat blank used for a metal spinning technique.
Oliver Schick was born in 1969 in Darmstadt and studied product design at the HBK - University of Fine Arts and Design in Saarbruecken. After graduating, he worked freelance for several studios and in 2005 he founded his own studio with a focus on furniture, lighting and interior design and has since worked for companies such as Ligne Roset and Skandiform.
"My aim is to design products with character that are timeless and easy to comprehend. Often, only minor changes or unexpected details are needed to give a product a lively character which sparks the associations and emotions of the user." His Ronde Pendant clearly echoes this philosophy, with its understated yet effectual details.
Schick also engages with a range of more experimental projects with design-related themes, focusing on materials, functions, usage and sustainable development.