Dowse for The Design Museum

The Design Museum commissioned Dowse to create a collection of jewelry and art prints to accompany their exhibition on the great American architect Louis Kahn.

The collection centers around two of the stand out aspects of his work. In terms of metal, they captured the harmony he created with simple geometric shapes. Then, for the prints, they aimed to ​express his uncompromising vision for his monumental buildings and the light of the environments these structures absorb and reflect. Choosing a palette of metallic ink and pastel color for the background pattern to capture this light and also some of the more personal elements gathered for the exhibition, such as his watercolor and pastel sketches. Here is a peek at some of the pieces:


Plan Necklace


Assembly Necklace


Tyng Earrings



K2 Earrings


Montaaz Necklace


Assembly I Print


Assembly II Print

All designs are available exclusively at Dowse and The Design Museum London. See the entire collection here.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.