CLINQ introduces a new range of functional, contemporary hair jewelry.
With CLINQ, we celebrate the everyday hair clip as a design object, updating its style with a variety of elegant and minimalist shapes.
CLINQ stands for mechanical artistry, made in Berlin. Focusing on every minute detail, we redesigned not only the silhouette, but the construction of the regular hair clip to create a statement accessory that is modern, refined and versatile.
Born out of a personal frustration with the inefficiency of common hair clips – functional as well as visual – we pursued a new approach to hair accessories, questioning their construction, application and aesthetics.
In a process over several years, we researched the history, materials and physical properties of hair accessories, as well as production techniques and contemporary needs.
Eventually we arrived at a seamless snap clip, without rivets or screws, handcrafted from a single piece of spring steel. We called it CLINQ.
By applying origami and clothing pattern construction techniques to metal, we developed an innovative, elegant and patent-pending technique for folding spring steel. We devised customised tools engineered specifically for CLINQ to achieve our signature double-bend responsible for the necessary snap.
The metal-folding process is executed in-house at CLINQ in Berlin, allowing us to control the quality at any stage. All clips are mirror polished and available in either silver-tone or plated gold.
Along the way, technical innovation allowed us to expand on the standard aesthetics of hair clips and develop playfully different designs and silhouettes. The result is an entirely new and contemporary type of hair jewelry.