Cufflinks - Madly - Troca, silver links and epoxy resin


Tribute to Erwin Wurm

The epoxy resin has overtaken its host, "oiling" the entire cufflink, covering it completely, leaving only a hint of its fleeting contours, its filled cavities. A material that is all but alive, organic, all excess, protuberance. An installation. 


TTC370,00 €HT308,33 €
Délais de livraison: 
10 days - Fedex (Standard shipment: France : 10€ / EU : 15€ / outside EU : 25€)
troca cabochons & epoxy resin
recycled sterling silver links
cufflinks, handmade in Paris
diameter 11mm

Sugar could be described as the fuel of the Gassmann industry. There are always packets of liquorice, fruit gums and caramels tucked behind the punching–machine or leaning against the resin. Often these delicacies are no larger than the cufflinks themselves and are in general just as colourful. Luckily, up until the present day, nobody has suffered from a bout of severe indigestion, but confectionary is a true addiction in the workshop. Unsurprisingly, the old fashioned sweet shop that opened downstairs hasn’t helped the situation. 


Colour perishes. Hair turns greys and dyes fade. Colour, in its earliest definition, is described as a transitory state. Colour comes from the Latin color, branching from the verb group celare, meaning to conceal and to withhold. Colour blocks and covers any given surface. Colour is a second skin. As with all matter, colour is subject to the toll of time.

We conceive colour as fractions of light measured in wavelengths, the sensation of a coloured effect transmitted from the eye to the brain.

Colour is also and above all cultural. For some, colour is defined using a colour chart with shades of red and blue that mark out the boundaries of our comprehension. In other cultures, colours are classified through their qualities: dry or humid, smooth or coarse, tender or limp.

So many factors affect and designate colour. 


A key word in Samuel Gassmann’s world.

Each series of cufflinks has its reason to exist, its own character, its own identity and history. In a word, each collection has its own face.