1992 Schema Rings

Schema

Mignon continued to explore architectural themes in Schema, particularly the features of classical temple entablatures, including dentils, triglyphs, and metopes. In some pieces Mignon alternates classical motifs with a bull’s skull. Other ornamental patterns include simplified fascia, dentils, and the egg and dart motif, which appears like half an egg alternating with a pointed, or dart-like, design.

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508−1580), Faget explores architectural elements removed from the whole that can be re-assembled and stacked to replicate banding motifs from classical architecture. Mignon explains Schema as “a system of classic architectural banding motifs that allows the wearer to enter the design process with me.”