Ink Series: A Pair of Jewelry Boxes by Mario Tsai for Mx object

01.05.18 | By
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Ink stone is most commonly associated with Chinese calligraphy and painting, dating back thousands of years. Due to its smooth, natural texture, designer Mario Tsai selected it as his material of choice when designing a pair of jewelry boxes, named Ink, for Mx object.

The elongated boxes have two lid options – one with a slender handle and one with a slot – both of which add a visually dynamic element.

Since ink stone is quite delicate, each box is cut on a CNC machine and then polished by hand.

The Ink box with the slot allows jewelry like rings or bracelets to rest when they’re not being worn.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.