Emer Roberts Design is a uniquely sculptural luxury brand of original fine jewellery designs.
An Irish visual artist and multi award-winning jewellery designer, the two sides of the brand equally and independently express innovation and artistic imagination whilst catering for differing audiences.
Beginning 2019, Emer was awarded the prestigious award of Accessories Designer of the Year in the Fashion and Textiles category at the annual Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) awards for her ‘Wearable Biology’ collection. In the same week, the Dublin-based designer was also presented with the Best Product award in the Jewellery category at Showcase 2019 for her Zipper Link Ring - inspired by her passion for architecture and love of Art Deco design. She followed on to win Jewellery Designer of the Year with the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards.
The jewellery brand launched in 2016 at Showcase Ireland where Emer won Best Product Award with her architectural and art deco inspired fine jewellery. Invited that same year to exhibit at International Jewellery London, one of Emer’s wearable art designs was shortlisted for the Editors Choice Award.
Selected in 2018 to showcase her architectural designs with CREATE of Brown Thomas, the luxury retail store of the Selfridges Group, Emer will launch her new Wearable Biology designs in 2019 with BT Dublin again this summer.
Featured in British Vogue, Tatler UK, GQ mag,Vanity Fair and Irish Arts Review amongst others.
With an MFA in Sculpture, Emer's aesthetic evolved with the animal through large scale sculpture, photography and mold making, the latter of which is a core component of her creative practice. This enabled an organic transition from Fine Art to design.
With an edgy and elegant aesthetic, her architectural designs reflect a streamlined and classic style with a contemporary and sculptural approach.
The ‘Wearable Biology’ Jewellery explores our fellow mammal, the rat.
Focus for the first wearable art collection was upon the tail, elaborating upon its texture as though with fabric. Cast from the anatomy of this species, the current Jaw collection of the Wearable Biology fine jewellery designs is inspired by the elegant and organic patterns of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Cast from the lower jaw of the rat and designed in multiples to create the floral symmetry akin to this visual, these edgy and elegant pieces of original design open up unusual debate.