Pleased to be part of
Walking Treasures VI. Tesori da Passeggio, curated by Benedetta Jann
Sara Barbanti, Annarita Bianco (Merıstėma Lab), Paula Castro,
Laura Forte, Saimi Joutsi, Kaori Juzu, Oki Izumi, Valentina Romen,
Agustina Ros, Karin Seufert, Yoko Takirai, Giulia Vecchiato (SURI Jewelry), Laura Volpi, Angie Wu, Annachiara Zani, Alice Zanin
Opening: December 14th from 3pm to 9pm
exhibition from December 15th to December 23rd 2021
from Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm
and from January 10th to January 28th 2022, by appointment
via Forcella 7, Milan
Pleased to be part of
Walking Treasures V. Tesori da Passeggio, curated by Benedetta Jann
Sara Barbanti, Paula Castro, Saimi Joutsi, Kaori Juzu, Valentina Romen, Giulia Savino, Yoko Takirai, Francesca Urciuoli, Andrea Vaggione, Laura Volpi
exhibition from December 5th to December 24th 2020, from Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 7pm
extended until January 29th 2021, by appointment
via Forcella 7, Milan
Golden spoons? Who puts his knife down on the bronze “Bench” by the jewellery designer Valentina Romen for Adorno, might feel like a little Roi Soleil.
Thank you AD Germany for finding us.
Architectural Digest. Stil, Design, Kunst & Architektur. März 2020
Yiqing Cai, Fragile!, pin
that is f-utile
A project by Valentina Romen with works by Marta Boan, Yiqing Cai, Tereza Duskova, Jovana Popic and Vincent Vintage Bijoux
Opening: Wednesday 27th of November, 6 pm
Exhibition from Thursday 28th of November to Saturday 14th of December 2019 from 2 to 8 pm
via San Fermo 7 – Milan
It is not true that art is useless. Art seduces us with the importance of being useless and embodies important social, economic, aesthetic, magic and ritual functions.
Jewels in particular always had precise functions. The seal guaranteed authenticity, buttons and buckles supported the dress, the amulet attracted fortune or prevented bad luck, the spices contained in the pomander revived the senses or relieved discomfort, the châtelaine united everyday necessities on the belt, a ring could communicate loyalty to someone.
The group show Useful brings together the work of three contemporary jewellery designers, a drawing by a visual artist and a selection of historical objects from the collection of Manuel Menini (Vincent Vintage Bijoux). Each artist cultivating his own curiosity, the only real engine to understand the usefulness of the useless and the uselessness of the useful.
In occasion of the Milano Jewelry Week which is taking place from the 24th to the 27th of October, I find myself in good company as one of the special guests invited by BABS Art Gallery.
On show part of my collection Fluid Borders, where geometrical shapes delineate the body with arbitrary border lines. Unbending profiles in contrast with the sinuous contours of who wears them.
BABS, which stands for Beyond Art Before Sculpture, is the first gallery dedicated to jewelry designed by artists in the city of Milan.
BABS Art Gallery
via Maurizio Gonzaga 2 corner Piazza Diaz, Milan.
Opening hours during the MJW:
Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm
A further step, jewelry for the table.
Happy to announce that I am selected to exhibit at “Crossovers” by Adorno Design as a part of the Italian collection curated by Mr Lawrence . Through the best outcomes of contemporary collectible design, the exhibition aims to tell the story of 10 of today’s local design & crafts cultures. London Design Fair, September 19-22, London, UK.
Tête-à-tête old school.
Two benches to adorn your table.
Knives might rest on it, or the chop-sticks.
I like to rummage in the past to bring back objects that – despite their rough textures – exalt form over utility. So this time, taking a step outside my comfort zone, I realized an original piece of jewelry for the table. Faithful to my dna, the knife-rests are manufactured in bronze by the lost wax casting technique. One of a kind pieces, visible and on sale on adorno.design .
Young Collectible is the result of a parallel research by the gallery owners focused on the development and support of young collectors: a free approach with the possibility of scouting new aesthetics, exploring a more intimate design dimension with sculptural and functional works on a small scale, self-produced by contemporary artists and designers.
Self Portait With Nose, 2010, brooch, credit: Bruno Bani – Martina Simeti Gallery
Once again I had fun putting my encounter with a jewellery artist into words for Domus.
An interview with the Swiss jewellery artist who mixes noble materials with discarded objects and relics of our disposable society.
Picking his way across a virtual minefield, the Swiss artist Bernhard Schobinger seeks equilibrium between beauty and ugliness. Born in Zurich in 1946, he has become one of the most important exponents of contemporary jewellery by inserting his craft into the current social discourse. As the same time, his items connect to the archaic origins of amulets. Schobinger reproportions the concept of jewellery as something precious and luxurious. He bypasses the hierarchy of jewellery with evident disesteem regarding its conventional categories. The mounting and modifying of objects of daily use and elementary discards open a creative space in which the functionality and background of objects and materials are called into question. The result is formal richness full of content and (sometimes invisible) meaning, full of humour, imagination, history and destiny. Schobinger has an immediate, sensual relation to materials. We can feel the joy of discovery with which he dissolves the boundaries between applied arts and visual art by combining modest, unusual materials such as shards of glass and nails with metal, gems, pearls and diamonds. Vice versa, he uses precious substances to create objects usually associated with transitoriness and uselessness.
curated by Annalisa Rosso
presentation on Thursday June 28th 2018, from 6.30 pm
via Assarotti 31 / A, Genoa
Architecture deals with the organization of space, small or large, depending on the people it is destined for, turning the system upside down becomes an interesting exercise. A question of scale. Identifying the human body as the maximum surface of intervention, geographical horizon to design on, responds to the contemporary need to focus on the idea of the individual. Territory to explore and redesign intelligently.
The jewels by Eigenart, unique pieces handcrafted by Valentina Romen, have an architectural vocation. Lines, volumes, light, space management in relation with the context are the founding elements of different collections, which develop through a research that touches contemporary art and design to always arrive, with great consistency, on the development of architectural forms. The new production, presented in the offices of AMW Architettura, wonders about the issue of borders. Ideal and fixed maps applied to the movement of the body in the form of rings, bracelets, necklaces. Drawings that make think of urbanism, the walls of a fortress, the boundaries traced by the human willpower, forcing the continuity of the terrestrial globe. Small bronze monuments with which to mark your personal landscape.