Modernist jewellery 1959-1962
After these early experiences in the workshop, Émile Souply moved to Brussels. Eager for change, he frequented ‘post-Expo ‘58’ artistic circles.
During this period, he designed silver jewels informed by a modernist spirit for the Huguette Chale gallery. With their use of crimping of semi-precious stones, these works underline the close ties that the artist continued to maintain with the silversmith’s craft.
In parallel with this commissioned work, a more personal output emerged, consisting of necklaces, bracelets and rings of polished silver, designed according to a markedly minimalist aesthetic.