Grit is a collection where shiny and rough surfaces are combined.
The collection is inspired by natural elements of very different qualities. Diamonds and gravel form the basis for the design.
When the stones are cast and transformed into silver, the diamonds and the gravel become fused. And making it impossible to see which was which originally. Both elements attain the same value through this process.
Anne Hasla designed the Grit earstuds. She created a collection were she used both diamonds and gravel for the design. The masters were created in out workshop in Setesdal, and when the finished product was ready, you could not see what had initially been diamond and what had been gravel.
Anne and Gunnhild Hasla have figured out what makes a piece of jewelry more than something sparkling that hangs around your neck. By taking inspiration from the organic shapes of the Norwegian mountains and Pablo Picasso’s cubism, Hasla creates jewelry that makes you move closer and actually look.
The brand name stems from designer Anne Hasla and brand manager Gunnhild Hasla’s family name. As sisters, they work closely at the Hasla workshop in Valle. Valle is located in the south of Norway, where their family has lived for generations.
The workshop was established by Grete Fossen and Ørnulf Hasla in 1984. The sisters have been there ever since, drawing inspiration from the breathtaking surroundings and raw Norwegian nature. There is a clear Norwegian identity to Hasla, and while looking closely you might even see a little bit of Valle in the intricate designs.
Read more about the designer here.