Jiro Kamata, Ghost
for once I jumped into the role of a reporter for Elle Décor Italia:
10 talents of jewellery seen in Munich
From the most important contemporary jewellery design week, our selection of designers to follow.
Schmuck, the German word for “jewel”, is the annual special exhibition first held in 1959 as part of the craft and design fair in Munich, and thanks to this event the city turns into the platform for the world of contemporary jewellery. Next to the works of 67 artists in the curated show, coming from 31 countries (from Germany and France, to Sweden, New Zealand, the United States of America and Mexico and Iran), a good section of specialized galleries.
Over the years jewels conquered Munich thanks to an explosion of independent events and during the Munich Jewellery Week (from March 8 to 14, 2017) the city becomes the reference capital with nearly 100 events. There are exhibitions and presentations of famous designers, masters, students from the academies, with book presentations, conferences and performances, institutional exhibitions and parties. Armed with the map you explore the city discovering dedicated galleries, improvised locations and museums.
Monika Brugger, Federico Floriani, Nadine Kuffner, Brigitte Niedermair, Gabi Veit
curated by Valentina Romen and Annalisa Rosso
opening Tuesday November 29th 2016, from 6 to 9 pm
exhibition from November 30th to December 5th 2016, from 12 to 8 pm
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan
Monika Brugger, Für Dürer, 2008, object for the body
LOVE•&•HATE discordance in contemporary jewelry
There is a thin line between love and hate.
Science proves how these two feelings activate the same nervous circuits of our brain, though hate keeps traces of judgment and rationality. Emotions that appear to be polar opposites, in reality are intimately connected in the human brain. This could explain why both can lead to similar acts of extreme behaviour – evil or heroic – often irrational.
The exhibition project LOVE•&•HATE follows the curiosity for a match or a collision of different materials, discordant forms and ventured combinations. Attraction or repulsion can be behind a specific attention to a formal research, able to find an unexpected balance among elements sometimes very dissimilar, to define new aesthetics, and become a crossroad of strong emotions.
opening Thursday November 19th from 6 to 9 pm
exhibition from November 20th to 26th from 11am to 7pm
via San Fermo 7, Brera – Milan
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 19th with the first episode of Speakers’ Corner. From 6 to 9 pm, Sanfermosette will present Eigenart, the new project of jewellery by Valentina Romen. Continue…
“AA” wedding wishes designed by artist Jacopo Miliani
“trio” is a a silver pendant designed by artist Jacopo Miliani
During the “Bolzano Dance Festival 2015”, the shop windows of the Atelier Kompatscher in Bolzano will host the latest collection designed by Valentina Romen: Folk Dances. Small wearable sculptures in bronze, gold and silver. Unique pieces created by hand. Curvy bodies capturing the act of movement evoked by music.
The jewels of the collection have a stylized design, in line with the most contemporary forms of artistic expression. Characters dancing as a couple represent the traditional Breton folk dance and can be worn both embraced to one another or alone. Valentina’s jewellery should be worn freely to discover how its movement naturally flows in harmony with one’s body.
Atelier Kompatscher via Dr. Josef Streiter 2, Bolzano, Italy, from July 9 to 18.
missing the water the frog enjoys
bronze cufflinks designed by designer Francesco Mainardi
the project is inspired by philosopher’s stones and volcanic pebbles and is part of a men’s collection that includes a ring for the series “chevalier” and a tie-clip for skinny ties