The Black Square cufflinks are a set of ultra classic silver cufflinks with a piece of black Mpingo wood cased in the silver. Mpingo is one of the world’s hardest, heaviest and most expensive wood species.
The Black Square cufflinks have a mechanic on the reverse that can be tilted upwards and is spring strained to make the spring stay either closed or open. This feature ensures that the cufflinks will easily slide through the buttonholes on the shirt cuffs. The cufflinks work just as well on single shirt cuffs as well as double shirt cuffs.
Designer Thor Høy originally got the inspiration for these cufflinks when he became acquainted with the Soviet avant-garde artist, Kazimir Malevitj, who is most famous for his painting “Black Square”. The painting is, in its simplicity, a black square painted on a white canvas, but back then the painting was an unheard-of game changer for the entire art world. It was the meeting that kick-started Høy’s idea of creating The Black Square cufflinks. Malevitj died in 1935, and today Black Square is considered a true masterpiece.
Mpingo is also called African Blackwood and it takes 70-100 years to achieve a circumference of 1 meter. The tree is typically used for instruments and therefore also has the nickname Tree of Music. The tree has been delivered to Men Up North from an FSC certified supplier. This means that the tree has been grown and harvested in a sustainable and responsible manner, with respect for nature and the local area.
Rinse in lukewarm water and soap and polish with our polishing cloth (enclosed). We do not recommend silver dip or the like, as such chemicals tend to ruin the surface.
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