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EXPO ‘Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design’ – Milan Design Week, Milan (Italy) – 8-13 Avril 2014

Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design at Milan Design Week 2014

Amusing gold(Ezra Satok-WolmanBrooch: The Mathematical Fingerprint of God, 2012791 (19k) yellow gold, 750 white gold, silk5.8 x 5.8 x 1.7 cmSelected as a finalist for the 2014 Friedrich Becker PrizeSmithed, fabricated, woven)


« At Milan Design Week, from April 8th to 13th, ten jewelry designers explore new jewelry boundaries through materials and techniques
The event ‘Amusingold and The Jewellery House Meet Design‘ presents an accurate selection of sculpture jewels, worked with innovative techniques and materials that look at the research of new shapes and important volumes, influenced by art and architecture. This exhibition at the Milan Design Week awards the exclusivity and the design of jewelry pieces through one-a-kind pieces in titanium, niello, paper, glass and wood.

As always, the aim is to recreate a synergistic atmosphere, comparison and cosmopolitan, arising from the several experiences and background of each designer. From Canada, Ezra Satok-Wolman, signature of the brand Atelier Hg, born in 2009, creating a reseach laboratory in which they find expression, art and experimentation using palladium and gold. From Spain, Ana Hagopian whose passion is to play with paper and her inspiration comes from nature and its limitless colours. The young designer Rayya Morcos, coming from Beirut, signature of the brand « Bird on a Wire« , explores the jewel necklaces with large copper, wood and fiberglass for an effect of continuous movement. As by Atsuko Sano from Japan breaks the aesthetic patterns thanks to his graphics effects in silver rhodium.

Valuable and at the same time conceptual inclusions come from Italy, with the jewel of art by Gigi Mariani that prays tributes to ancient techniques such as niello, granulations and oxidation, and with the Fabio Cammarata’s jewel sculpture that breaks the static nature of metals inn an unconventional way, using harmonic experiments with gold, silver, iron and brass. They are instead the resin and the gold to create entrancing material combinations, which borrow from the nature and some of its most significant elements, transforming them into delicate bucolic creations signed by Roberto Marroni for Marroni Design, while geometric shapes declined in cubic and rectangular gold and rock crystal are the icon of the inspiration for the PI. Jewellery sculptures. Design in the form and the volumes of rings in silver burnished with details in brown diamonds for the turinese brand Sardo, and intentional heel of spirals, waves and spirals, combined with decorations in gold and pearls, in those deconstructured from Averla, you placed in a dimension of micro-pièces d’art.
A marriage between art, design, sculpture and goldsmith’s art that investigates and make her a new design language, synonymous with search, craftsmanship, uniqueness and innovation.  » Federica Frosini

Gigi Mariani, Brooch, 2014Gigi Mariani, Brooch, 2014 - Silver, gold, niello

Ana Hagopian, Piece, Ana Hagopian – Piece: Untitled – Paper

Rayya Morcos, Necklace, Rayya Morcos - brand « Bird on a Wire » – Necklace: Untitled – Metal

Ezra Satok-Wolman, Brooch, 2011Ezra Satok-Wolman, Brooch, « Nautilus Chromus », 2011750 gold, natural pink diamonds5.8 x 5.8 x 1.7 cm
Smithed, fabricated

Atsuko Sano, Ring, 2014Atsuko Sano – Ring: Untit, 2014 – Mixed media





Milan Design Week
via Tortona, 31
20144 – Milan


EXPO ‘Paper Art 2013′ – Coda Museum, Apeldoorn (Netherlands) – 6 Juill.-27 Oct 2013

CODA Paper Art 2013 

Art and jewellery made of and on paper

 CODA Paper Art 2013 - Coda Museum  (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
Paper is a fantastic material that has inspired artists and designers to create works of art for centuries. To follow up the successful Holland Papier Biënnale, which CODA Museum organised in cooperation with Museum Rijswijk, CODA Museum will exhibit the works of no less than 21 visual artists and 16 jewellery designers from both the Netherlands and abroad.
The artists whose work will be shown in CODA Paper Art do not limit themselves to working solely with paper. Visual artists and jewellery designers who have worked with paper occasionally or even just once will be included in the exhibition as well.
Reusing paper and cardboard often goes hand in hand with the development of new techniques. A unique example is KrantHout, produced by designer label Vij5 and Mieke Meijer. KrantHout is a material that turns old newspapers into wood again. The old newspapers undergo several processes that convert it into a hard, wood-like substance that has many similarities with unfinished wood and can be used and treated the same way.


Exhibiting jewellery designers:   Attai ChenAna HagopianLydia HirteMari Ishikawa — Tia Kramer — Nel Linssen — Hannah van Lith — Jorge Manilla — Alix Manon — Maureen Ngoc — Shari PierceMette SaabyeFlora VagiNhat Vu Dang — Bronia Sawyer — Tatiana Warenichova.

Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silk]Lydia Hirte Pendant: Wearable sculpture 2013 Fine drawing card, coloured with calligraphic ink, glazed (with UV absorber), pearl silkLydia Hirte PendantLydia Hirte Pendant
The pendants created by the German jewellery designer Lydia Hirte (1960) look deceptively simple. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Hirte works with thin paperboard from which she cuts flat strips. Moving the strips a certain way with her hands creates a tension. Nothing is stapled or glued together.

Hirte: “With my hands I guide the power and the resistance of the material so I can shape it, creating new shapes and movements.”
The cardboard basic shapes of these pendants are cut out by hand. Angles and sides are coloured with ink. A layer of varnish gives a special shine.
Lydia Hirte studied at the University of Pforzheim.

The jewellery is surprisingly light when handled, and every jewel has its own surprise element. A pendant releases a stream of confetti when you pull a handle, or a coloured segment of a bracelet lights up when you put it on. Nhat-Vu Dang hopes to bring people closer together with this playful element.

Attai Chen - cardboardAttai Chen – cardboard
Attai Chen (1979) works with cardboard, which he tears or cuts into small pieces and then turns into a three-dimensional jewel. The work Chen creates this way can be completely different from the initial drawing he made for that particular design.
The shape of the object is not planned. Chen does know what he wants to make; a brooch, necklace or ring, and he pays a lot of attention to how the jewel will be attached, and to its wearability. The collection compounding fractions is a series made of recycled paper.
Chen: “I am fascinated by nature and the cyclical motion of growth, decay and new beginnings. Recycling is simply a matter of repeating that process. From decay – waste – I make a new object. I try to capture the beauty of the waste material in a new form.”
Attai Chen attended the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He graduated as ‘Meisterschüler’ under the supervision of Otto Künzli in Munich.

Ana HagopianAna Hagopian
Ana Hagopian has been making paper jewellery since 1994. Her jewels are inspired by the shapes and colours of exotic fruits and special plants she has encountered on her travels. Hagopian plays with the texture and qualities of both the original fruits or plants and those of paper. She cuts and pastes until a new shape emerges.
Hagopian: “Paper is tricky, sometimes even provoking, because it is not everlasting. On the other hand it is a simple and straightforward material. This makes it very interesting.”
Ana Hagopian attended the University of Buenos Aires (fine arts and interior design). She has been living in Spain since 1982. 

Tia Kramer (USA)Tia Kramer (USA)  
Tia Kramer describes herself as an ‘installation, sound, and jewellery artist’. Her jewellery designs are made of handcrafted paper that Kramer makes from the Philippine banana plant.
She makes wire constructions, without soldering, and covers them with this paper. The wearer’s movements create lively sculptures. Kramer’s jewellery resulted from a request to create a three-dimensional miniature model of a large sculpture that was to be placed on the campus of Macalester College in 2003.

Mari Ishikawa

Mari Ishikawa’s (1964) draws inspiration from the traditions and customs of her native country for the design of her jewellery. Relationships, ‘en’ in Japanese, are a recurring theme. It can be the relationship between form and material, but also the relationship between thoughts and surroundings or between emotions and material. In addition, Ishikawa-Vetter often uses the colour red.
In Japanese culture, red refers to the sunset, temples and holy places, ceremonies and the bond between two people. When the Japanese describe people in love they often use the expression ‘they are connected by a red ribbon’.
The use of paper as a basic material is also a clear reference  to Japan. Ishikawa-Vetter uses Japanese kozo paper and Japanese lacquer combined with silver and pearls. When the work is finished, it often looks like jewellery with lace, buttons and wire constructions.
Mari Ishikawa
Hannah van Lith (BE)Hannah van Lith (BE)
. “I aim to find a balance between simplicity and dynamics in my designs.” Mémoires des vacances (2010) is an example of said simplicity and dynamics. The folding technique and materials Van Lith used in this work reflect the journeys she has made and the map that guided her. This way, the inside of the brooch becomes a globe.
Hannah van Lith is currently taking her master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Tatiana Warenichová | SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová | Slovakia
Tatiana Warenichová brooch  SlovakiaTatiana Warenichová  - In the collection ‘Fairy Teller’, Warenichová tries to combine the right colour combinations of the fashion season in a brooch, thereby giving the spirit of that season its due.
Warenichová sets herself the challenge of combining techniques; joining together layers of paper, glued to wood or board and finished with silver. The motifs of her brooches are derived from well-known Slovakian fairy tales. Warenichová tries to capture the highlights of each of these stories in her objects.Tatiana Warenichová studied at the Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp, where she gained her master’s degree in 2010. She lives and works in Bratislava.
Flora VagiFlóra Vági’s (1978) main sources of inspiration are organic shapes and materials. She worked with exotic types of wood for a long time but finally decided to focus on paper as her basic material. Paper’s unlimited potential gave her work a new dimension.
Vági: “The material I use says something about how I see the world. Once I have shaped the paper into a jewel, it can be returned to the world but just a bit different from the material that came to me originally.”
The brooch Ala Pervinca combines the pages of a book in a new shape with gold leaf and acrylic paint. Vági won the World Craft Council Award with this brooch in 2012.
Flóra Vági graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008 but had already won the Marzee Prize in 2004, awarded by the Marzee gallery in Nijmegen. Vági’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe. She also gives (guest) lectures
Mette Saabye | DenmarkMette Saabye | Denmark
Mette Saabye (1969) is known in Denmark and abroad as one of the most innovative and experimental jewellery designers. Although she puts together collections sporadically, she usually creates one-offs that may or may not be tailored to specific people.
Saabye uses both expensive and cheap (waste) materials but mostly allows herself to be inspired by whatever is available. Gold rings decorated with buttons from grandmother’s button box are not an unusual combination. Paper is also a material she likes to incorporate in her jewellery.
Saabye feels it is important that the object is interesting on multiple levels. In addition to a sound theoretical basis, the jewel should have decorative qualities.Mette Saabye has won several prizes, including the St. Loye Prisen, a prize awarded by Copenhagen’s Goldsmith Guild to support young talent. She opened her own gallery and studio in Copenhagen in 2005.

Alix manon (BE) brooch - For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paperAlix Manon (BE) brooch – For the brooch and pendant that will be shown during CODA Paper Art 2013, Manon used recycled paper, which she treated with paint and ink. By piling up shapes, she creates a new image. Alix Manon attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She also studied at the Academy SAIMAA University of Applied Sciences in Imatra (Finland) for a year in order to familiarise herself with the use of various techniques & the simplicity of Northern European design.
Shari Pierce Shari Pierce (1973) is mainly inspired by the objects she encounters on the street in everyday life. She takes photos of everything she sees. This can result in seemingly random images of piles of cardboard boxes by the side of the road, protest marches or dilapidated sheds.
She takes the material she finds on the street with her and incorporates it into her jewellery designs. These pieces of jewellery are either fragile or monumental compared to the photographic images, which capture the material in a broader context.
Pierce combines the materials she finds on the street with precious metals, giving her jewellery a new shape and meaning.
Nel LinssenNel Linssen (1935) has been creating jewellery and objects made of paper for over thirty years. Her work can be found in museum collections all over the world.
Linssen’s work has its very own imagery, which is very distinct. Linssen: “My work develops intuitively and based on an empirical approach. I am on a continual search for logical constructions that are inspired by rhythms and structures in the botanical world. Paper as a basic material was an obvious choice for me because it possesses many qualities that are very useful to me.”
Maureen Ngoc | VietnamMaureen Ngoc | Vietnam
Maureen Ngoc (1989) recently graduated from the London College of Fashion with My Ngoc; a collection of jewellery and fashion accessories made of paper. This exceptional collection shows that contemporary jewellery is often a fusion of ancient traditions and modern techniques.
Ngoc based the collection on three-dimensional patterns and traditional origami techniques. The result is a collection of conceptual jewellery that is not only designed to be decorative but can also be seen as body armour.
Ngoc drew inspiration from the shape of bird feathers when designing My Ngoc. The jewels are made of thousands of folded sheets of paper and follow the wearer’s movements. These movements constantly result in new shapes and three-dimensional patterns. The collection was photographed in black and white by Tho Vu.


CODA Museum
Vosselmanstraat 299
(Museumingang: hoek Vosselmanstraat/Roggestraat)
7311 CL Apeldoorn
tel.: (055) 5268400
fax: (055) 5268499


EXPO ‘Color is more’ – iii-Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) – 1er Juill.-1er Sept. 2012


With the help of the creations of 16 artists/designers iii-gallery will be turned into an explosion of color

Color is moreavec :
Suzanne Esser — Falabrac — Pia Wustenberg — Misun Won — Thanh Truc Nguyen — Sabine Muller — Christiane Grinat — Dorit SchubertJimin KimYu PingJulia ReymannSofia SchaffsteinClaudia RinnebergAna HagopianMei Lee

EXPO 'Color is more' - iii-Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) - 1er Juill.-1er Sept. 2012 dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES) 01-0Yu-Ping Lin - from Kaleido collection

Mei Lee -  "rosée" - 2 fingers ringMei Lee -  « rosée » – 2 fingers ring

Sofia Schaffstein -  Acrylglas, Furnierholz, Silber    schaffstein-schmuckdesign.deSofia Schaffstein -  Acrylglas, Furnierholz, Silber


Rue Sainte Anne 40
Brussels, Belgium 1000
tel 00 32 2 512 30 12
Closed until mercredi 12:00 – 18:00



une petite sélection, seulement, en butinant deci delà …..

RINGS & NATURE dans Alidra ALIC (DK) 01_3772
Ramjuly‘  (Emanuela Deyanova & Antoaneta Petrova) – rings
Nora Rochel - rings  (je me damnerais pour une de ses bagues !!!!)
Karin Wagner - felt « poppy » ring
Suzanne Klemm*TBtBS8Ta1l07sTXsdveMJhOot4arrFjL90Gc9nPvSZyFfH4m/blacklotusringsilvercopperpearlsside.jpg?width=737&height=553
Michelle Pujol - blackened lotus ring – silver copper pearls side
Michelle Pujol - bell flower ring
Andrea Wagner – « moonlight roof garden rendezvous » – « jardin interieur » serie 2006- mixed media, bone china porcelain
Ute Kolar (Austrian living in Italy) – anello bosco 2009
Ute Kolar- anello fiore 2007
Patricia LEMAIRE - La-Passion-II – objet de curiosité – bague à poser – maillechort, argent, pince de crabe, pics d’oursin, nacre, quartz rose
Rossella Tornquist

David Neale

 dans Aline KOKINOPOULOS (FR) dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES)
Sarah HOOD – Winter Tree Ring – Landscape Sample Rings


Kay Eppi Nölke  - Grass rings -  grass, iron, stainless steel, silver, gold


Kay-Eppi-Noelke_Drueckdich-Ringe dans Andrea WAGNER (NL)
Kay Eppi Nölke - Rings from the “DrückDich“ series. Stainless steel, gold  (
Sabrina Meyns

n781218305_1224202_9882 dans Anluz/Anne Luz CASTELLANOS (AR)
Aline Kokinopoulos – bague liseron – argent
Dongchun Lee (has exhibited at « 200 RINGS » exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery)
Katalin Jermakov - Hungary
Jennifer LAIDLAW ring – ‘Finger symbols’ expo 2010
Alidra Alic
Moira K. Lime

Hydrangea Petal Ring, Brass Peresrved Nature Jewelry
Allison Fomich (US) of tigerlillyshop (on Etsy)
Katherine Wheeler (AU) urchin ring
Marian Sturkenboom (NL) ‘perfect day’ – reap-ring-berry ring – gold, resin

Grainne Morton
Grainne Morton
Claude Schmitz – ‘le jardin de la Comtesse de Taiwan’ ring
Liisa Hashimoto
Zhao Li  (Sint-Lucas in Antwerp)
Jennifer Stenhouse – Caged bird ring

 dans Anne PERBET (FR)
Kathleen Brughelli (US) – A Bird on the Hand Ring

5435251_Lo3uQEIN_c dans Claude SCHMITZ (LX)
« talitali » (Belgium’s Zhao Li)« Finding Neverland » rings in silver, textiles and medical-grade plastic by
Anluz Joyas – botanical rings – Argentina’s Anluz (Anne Luz Castellanos) mainly works with silver & enamel. 

ring by Carol Kingsbury Gwizdak

Eva Maisch  porcelain ring 750 yellow gold and KPM porcelain

1566269_EYUmNqVI_c dans Cynthia TOOPS (US)
Luzia Vogt- Porcelain and silver rings

GUALTI (italy)

Cynthia Toops -polymer-ring

Carrie Garrott Delphinium Ring, delphinium blooms, beeswax, sterling silver
Anne Perbetrings made of porcelain, paper and glass
Ana Hagopian – paper rings

 dans David NEALE (AU)
Heng Lee – flowers of the field 

 dans Dongchun LEE (KR)
Moira K. Lime- Flammulina Ring -sterling silver, hand dyed soy silk and polyurethane plastic
Tithi Kutchamuch loves flowers, but she would rather see them growing in the garden, so her vases are for wearable flowers, or rings, instead – Vase Garden is a set of simple, clear glass vases that were created to hold silver flower rings also of Kutchamuch’s design.
Tithi Kutchamuch- As she puts it, « The flowers complete the vases, in the same way the ring completes the wearer


Comment avoir de belles fleurs avant l’hiver …. Flower power !

Comment avoir de belles fleurs avant l'hiver .... Flower power ! dans Alidra ALIC (DK)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Large puffy rose brooch worn by Bill Riley (on Kit&caboodle)

MinJeong Kim  (SIERAAD Art Fair page on Kit&Caboodle)

 dans Allison WELLS (CA)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Wooden rose brooch  (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES)
Nubia Gonçalves (Brasil) – Red Carambola Choker with Pearl  (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Catherine JACQUET (FR)
Renee Bevan (NZ) – Daisy chain necklace (on Kit&caboodle)

 dans Christel van der LAAN (NL)
Sunni Elizabeth Gibson- Corsage back view – 2010, Resin, Stg silver, synthetic leaves (on Kit&caboodle)

Christel van der Laan - Cactus Brooch 2009. Painted sterling silver, rough agate, honeycomb block, electrical componentChristel van der Laan (AU) – 2009 Cactus Brooch 

uk-lon-dbre dans COUP DE COEUR
Donna Brennan – brooch The Blank Canvas 2010, costume jewellery, bio resin, light sensitive paint

 dans Cynthia del GIUDICE (RA)
Sina Emrich – flower brooch (on Kit & Caboodle)
Alidra Alic – flower ring

 dans Donna BRENNAN (AU)
Kath Inglis (AU) – cut flower brooch

broochJoao Vaz (AU) – big blue Brooch – Fabric, synthetic pillow stuffing, wool and romanium wire

 dans Eiko YOSHIDA (JP)
Jane Dominese (UK) – Over the ear flower earring

 dans Inni PARNANEN (FI)
Sharon Fitness (NZ) – Rachel’s Happy Birthday Flower

 dans Jane DOMINESE (UK)
Eiko Yoshida- Sugar paper flower broach (on Kit & Caboodle)

 dans Joao VAZ (AU)
Sabrina Meyns – brooch – Handmade paper, seeds, fine silver, stainless steel

 dans Karin WAGNER (CH)
Sabrina Meyns (IRL) – ring – Handmade paper, fine silver (on Kit & Caboodle)
des MERVEILLES de délicatesse en papier !

 dans Kath INGLIS (AU)
Cynthia Del Giudice – flower ring – fold formed, constructed sterling silver, patina

blacklotushd dans Kim THOMSON (AU)
Michelle Pujol - blackened lotus flower ring

trailing-orchid-ring dans L'Etoffe des Fees (FR)
Michelle Pujol - Trailing Orchid Ring -2 toned silver ring with forged vine shank and 3 trailing flower elements.

 dans Melinda YOUNG (AU)
Michelle Pujol - blackened silver ring, forged with moving stamen parts

 dans Michelle PUJOL (AU)
Melinda Young (Metalab on kit & caboodle)

 dans MinJeong KIM (KR)
Sarah Carlson (AU) – « Proteus »-S/S cast leucadendron flower 

flowerpotringbyallisonwells dans Nubia GONCALVES (Brasil)
Allison Wells- ‘flower pot ring’ – 2004

 dans Renee BEVAN (NZ)
Kim Thomson (AU) – Dianella Revoluta – Anodised alluminium, sterling silver rivets. acrylic, surgical steel. Materials are 95% recycled and works are made using ethical manufacturing techniques


18853_1310242205038_1500099122_790672_2421810_n dans Sabrina MEYNS (IRL)
l’ETOFFE DES FEES (Aurore Flenner)- collier origami  – textile

18853_1310242645049_1500099122_790681_8199954_n dans Sarah CARLSON (AU)
Catherine JACQUET- collier « Jardin d’un jour » – plastique(s)

18853_1312438899954_1500099122_795142_1679976_n dans Sharon FITNESS (NZ)
Aline KOKINOPOULOS – bague « corolle », avec son rajout de 3 « petites pousses » – argent et or
Inni Pärnänen (Finnish) botanical jewelry with a geometric bent – flower ring in burnt paper & wax
Karin Wagner – glorious poppy felt ring
Ana Hagopian – paper jewelry


EXPO ‘IntoFlora’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire (UK) – 15 Juill-26 Sept 2010


Invitation to the exhibition

« A perennial inspiration for great paintings and poems, from Van Gogh’s vibrant sunflowers to Wordsworth’s golden daffodils and Georgia O’Keefe’s suggestive blossoms, flowers are beautiful, sensual, dangerous and pure.  As tokens of love and worship, instruments of seduction or gifts of remembrance, flowers play a powerful role in the way we express emotion.
In an exploration of the creative inspiration of all things blooming, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is launching IntoFlora, an exhibition of contemporary jewellery on a floral theme featuring eight international jewellery artists, curated by Kath Libbert.
Kath Libbert, renowned for her imaginative approach to curating contemporary jewellery, has added a playful aspect to IntoFlora, asking each artist to create a special floral tribute to a famous individual who has inspired them, called I’m Into….
Says Kath Libbert, ‘The work of the eight artists I’ve chosen is truly a floral feast for the eyes! And as a bonus their I’m Into… pieces offer a fascinating insight into their processes of inspiration.’  »


The artists and their Inspiration:

Up-and-coming British jeweller Mikaela Lyons has created a sumptuously colourful collaged body sculpture in honour of Florence Welch  of Florence and The Machine. Says Mikaela, ‘The piece encompasses ideas of woman, mother nature and empowerment.

Mikaela Lyon's piece for Florence Welch
Mikaela Lyons - For Florence Welch necklace & ring- oxidised copper, acrylic, illustration, beads, ribbon, sequins

Jeweller Ana Hagopian from Barcelona presents Campanula, a delicately beautiful tribute to Cate Blanchett – a myriad of purple paper blossoms that sit gracefully on the body.

Campanula necklace for Cate Blanchett
Ana Hagopian- For Cate Blanchett ‘Campanula’ necklace- paper and twine

Natalya Pinchuk, (Russia/USA) makes fantastical jewellery installations from wool, leather, plastic and artificial hair, that both compel and disturb. She cites her inspirational person as the American food activist and author of The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan.

Growth Series Brooch No 3
Natalya Pinchuk- ‘Growth Series’ brooch – wool, copper, enamel, plastic, plastic grapes, leather, waxed thread, steel 

For Michael Pollan
Natalya Pinchuk-  For Michael Pollan, brooch – wool, leather, copper, enamel, brass, plastic, stainless steel, gold, thread

Selina Campbell, (UK) makes her own homage to interiors guru and fabric designer Tricia Guild, whose own designs feature strong floral elements. Selina incorporated dyed freshwater pearls for a splash of colour into a formalised graphic dahlia design. On being asked for her reaction to the necklace, Tricia said she “was very touched to have provided inspiration…..and dahlias are one of my favourite flowers!”

For Tricia Guild Dahlia BroochFor-Tricia-Guild_detail
Selina Campbell- For Tricia Guild ‘Dahlia’ necklace in oxidised silver and dyed pearl

Japanese jewellery maker Masayuki Nagata creates large blossoms from chemically rusted iron, which he then intricately decorates. For this show, he has used camelia buds to form a ring and necklace in honour of the Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara. He says, ‘Like Che, I share the desire to change things.

Masayuki Nagata- ‘Flower’ brooches embossed rusted iron and paper

Lisa Juen, (Germany/China), chooses as her inspirational person the provocative Canadian rock star Peaches – whose extreme performances push boundaries in the same way that Lisa Juen’s jewellery does. Lisa makes illuminated flashing neon statement floral jewellery, often using false nails as petals. ‘My fascination with light paired with the imagery of the flower, the symbol of femininity, seduction, sex and strength, found strong support and inspiration in Peaches’ performance.’

Lisa Juen- ’Ling Bling’ brooch from ‘Yesterday Is a Different Day’ series, in steel, fake nails, cubic zirconia.

For Peaches Pussy Brooch
Lisa Juen- For Peaches ‘Pussy Brooch’ brooch in steel, cubic zirconia, LED, light switch

Anna Atterling is a Swedish designer who has chosen the director of Cirkus Cirkör, Tilde Björfors. In homage to Tilde, Anna has made a silver crown, which she describes as ‘light, special and sensitive, to match a queen like her.’Says Anna, ‘She is an amazing person. She really makes changes and works with all her heart to make the world a better place.’

Crown for Tilde Björfors
Anna Atterling-  For Tilde Björfors repoussé silver Crown

Floral necklace repoussé oxidised silverFloral necklace repoussé silver
Anna Atterling- Floral necklaces – repoussé oxidised silver

Ines Schwotzer’s, (Germany), work is inspired by nature – she uses traditional lace-making techniques to shape steel wire into floral forms and textures that express growing and fading, opening and closing, frailty and tightness. For this project, she has chosen Van Gogh as her inspirational person and has of course made the most exquisite sunflower!

Sunflower for Vincent van Gogh
Ines Schwotzer- For Vincent van Gogh ‘Sunflower’ brooch in steel wire bobbin lace

Kragen Necklace
Ines Schwotzer- Necklace in steel wire bobbin lace


Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
2nd Floor, Salts Mill
BD18 3LA – Saltaire (UK)
Telephone: 0044 (0)1274 599790
Fax: 0044 (0)1274 599790


Gioielli di carta – Paper Jewelry – Bijoux de PAPIER

Milano : Gioielli di carta - Progetti di 60 designer – EXPO Milan sept-oct 2009

Organised by Alba Cappellieri, professor of jewellery design at the “Politecnico” of Milan and by Bianca Cappello, jewellery historian, Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery is an exhibition that represents the most complete exhibition dedicated to paper jewellery: 60 designers from all over the world – from Australia to Austria, from Italy to Finland, England, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Poland – in an unmissable journey through distant cultures under the sign of only one protagonist: paper. Folded, embroidered, plaited, sewn, sponged, pleated, punched, recycled, glued, water-painted, paper takes on unimaginable decorations and shapes: rarefied like Nobuko Murakami’s origami, elegant like Daniele Papuli and Janna Syvanoja’s pleats or the Dutch Nel Linssen’s ruffs, blooming like Sandra di Giacinto’s geometries or materic like Ritsuko Ogura’s textures, joyous like Ana Hagopian’s flowers, the collages by Feroci Design or Andrzej Szadkowski’s spectra, conceptual like the Fritz Maierhofer compositions.

Paper jewellery imposes a reflection on preciousness, no longer entrusted, as with traditional jewellery, to metals and gems but rather to the project that represents the main theme of this exhibition. The vulnerability of paper is suitably pliable to design reflections that are usually far from the world of jewellery like sustainability, ecology, territorial valorisation. Free from exchange values codified by the market paper jewellery explores languages and themes covering many disciplines: ornaments, colours, shapes, surfaces, textures, by transferring influences and aesthetics not only from fashion but also from design. And so, with this aim in mind we have included the works of 5 designers, designers that usually have to measure themselves with internal decoration and lighting, who have produced their paper jewellery especially for this exhibition. They are Deep Design, Giulio Iacchetti, Marco Ferreri, Miriam Mirri, Marco Romanelli with Marta Laudani and Paolo Ulian.

Daniele Papuli
Daniele Papuli - necklace ‘Estesa’ , 2007

Triennale Design Museum presenta Gioielli di carta a cura di Alba Cappellieri e Bianca Cappello, la piu’ completa rassegna dedicata al gioiello di carta attraverso i progetti di sessanta designer provenienti da tutto il mondo .

Gioielli di carta - Paper Jewelry - Bijoux de PAPIER  dans ADOR (IT) gioielli-di-carta-foto07Fabrizio Tridenti
Caren Hartley  ring    –    Fabrizio Tridenti- anello/ring 2009 -cardboard, paper, resin, pvc

Piegata, ricamata, intrecciata, cucita, spugnata, plissettata, fustellata, riciclata, incollata, acquerellata, la carta assume decori e forme insospettabili : rarefatte come gli origami di Nobuko Murakami, eleganti come i plisse’ di Janna Syvanoja e di Daniele Papuli o le gorgiere dell’olandese Nel Linssen, fiorite come le geometrie di Sandra di Giacinto o materiche come le texture di Ritsuko Ogura, gioiose come i fiori di Ana Hagopian, i collage di Feroci Design o gli spettri del polacco Andrzej Szadkowski, concettuali come le composizioni di Fritz Maierhofer.

Sarah Kate Burgess - Do it yourself rings
Sarah Kate Burgessdo-it-yourself rings

Il gioiello di carta impone una riflessione sulla preziosità, non piu’ affidata, come nel gioiello tradizionale, ai metalli e alle gemme bensi’ al progetto che rappresenta il filo conduttore della mostra.

Ana Hagopian
Ana  Hagopian (ES)

La vulnerabilità della carta si presta a riflessioni progettuali solitamente distanti dal mondo del gioiello come la sostenibilità, l’ecologia, la valorizzazione territoriale.
Libero dal valore di scambio codificato dal mercato il gioiello di carta esplora linguaggi e temi trasversali a molte discipline: l’ornamento, il colore, la forma, la superficie, le texture.

gioielli-di-carta-foto03 dans Ana HAGOPIAN (ES)Maria Stella Ivana Riggi
Riccardo Dalisi                                    -       Maria Stella Ivana Riggi

A questo scopo sono stati inclusi i lavori di sei designer, che solitamente si confrontano con l’arredo e la luce, che hanno realizzato i loro gioielli di carta appositamente per la mostra : Matteo Bazzicalupo e Raffaella Mangiarotti [deepdesign], Marco Ferreri, Miriam Mirri, Marco Romanelli con Marta Laudani, Paolo Ulian.

01.jpgAngela Simone
Angela Simone - Neckpiece: Scapigliata 2009- Black cardboard, raffia
Janna Syvanoja (FI)

Opere di : Luis Acosta, Atelier VM, Sarah Kate Burgess, Ela Cindoruk, Riccardo Dalisi, Matteo Bazzicalupo e Raffaella Mangiarotti [deepdesign], Sandra Di Giacinto, Claudia Diehl, Sabina Feroci, Marco Ferreri, Anna Fornari, Maria Rosa Franzin, Noemi Gera, Lisa Grassivaro, Joanne Grimonprez, Ana Hagopian, Andrea Halmschlager, Caren Hartley, Lydia Hirte, Meiri Ishida, Mari Ishikawa, Nathalie Jean, Hu Jun, Nel Linssen, Angelo Lomuscio, Fritz Maierhofer, Beatrix Mapalagama, Miriam Mirri, Nobuko Murakami, Devran Mursaloglu, Kazumi Nagano, Kaoru Nakano, Ritzuko Ogura, Takehide Ozaki, Daniele Papuli, Shari Pierce, Wendy Ramshaw+David Watkins, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, Ivana Riggi, Romanelli e Laudani, Marjorie Schick, Angela Simone, Peter Skubic, Maurizio Stagni, Deganit Stern Shocken, Janna Syvanoja, Andrei Szadkowsky, Fabrizio Tridenti, Barbara Uderzo, Paolo Ulian, Marion Van Cruchten, Manon Van Kouswijk, Giorgio Vigna, Paper to Pearls, Kiwon Wang, Fiona Wright, Annamaria Zanella, Ina Zeller Bleil e gli studenti del Politecnico di Milano, Accademia di Brera, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.
Nathalie Jean

gioiellidicarta1 dans Andrzej SZADKOWSKI (PL)gioiellidicarta2 dans Angela SIMONE (IT)gioiellidicarta3 dans Angelo LOMUSCIO (IT)

Ela Cindoruk                           –     Nel Linssen  necklace, 2007       —      Lydia Hirte

Sandra Di Giacinto
Sandra Di Giacinto Necklace: Star rossa/grigia 2008 – Paper

gioiellidicarta dans Annamaria ZANELLA (IT)gioielli-di-carta-foto08 dans Barbara UDERZO (IT)
Noémi Gera                    –  Matteo Bazzicalupo e Raffaella Mangiarotti [deepdesign]
ring from Noemi Gera‘s paperjewellery collection (to shop at this address : !)
Giovanna Gariboldi - Necklace: Filigrana 2009 Paper,-collana.jpg
Myungshin Ko (Accademia di Brera)- Necklace: Struttura – 2009 – Black cardboard
Kaoru Nakano
Kazumi Nagano
Kiwon Wang
Ritzuko OGURA
Manon Van Kouswijk
Luis Acosta



Triennale Design Museum – Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6
Milano (Italy)
Inaugurazione 15 settembre 2009


BOOK/Catalogue expo :

Gioielli di carta-Paper jewellery- CatEXPO (Milan,2009)-Mondadori Electa

Paper Jewellery/Gioielli di carta – Electa – 2009 -
111 pp + pochette de 6 bijoux de papier prédécoupés
pour les amoureux du bijou en papier : à  AVOIR !


voir aussi :

* ADOR (Associazione Designers Orafi )


* paperfine : bijoux de papier


dans un MONDE SUB-AQUATIQUE naissent des BIJOUX ……

Ce n’est pas du matériau utilisé d’où je veux partir (genre je vais vous montrer des bijoux en nacre, en corail, etc ….) non, c’est de « l’impression marine » donnée …. comme une vague, de tous les côtés, qui doucement envahi les créateurs ….

Ce n’est pas tant le matériau qui compte, quoique …. corail, nacre, coquillage(s), oursins, galets…. ils ont leur mot à dire. Est-ce qu’ils viennent donner la « touche marine », en … « touche finale »,  ou sont-ils à l’origine de l’idée ? N’est-ce pas plutôt leur texture, leur aspect, leur granulé, je dirais presque leur « grain de peau », qui inspire ? qui donne l’idée de « faire comme si » ? Beaucoup de ces bijoux »aquatiques » sont en papier, silicone, argent, porcelaine, verre, feutre …. rien à voir avec ce que l’on est censé trouver en fond de mer (oui, enfin, rien de ce que l’on ETAIT censé trouver ….. maintenant ….. pfff ! ma brav’dame ! ……… ), mais ce qui merveilleux c’est que ces matériaux « terriens », voire industriels, nous parlent du fond des mers avec maestria, presque mieux que les « vrais », car ils ont un pouvoir d’évocation très fort, le rêve, l’imagination, l’interprétation sont libres de s’envoler : ce n’est pas « vraiment » du corail, mais ça fait penser au corail, ou à plus, à ce que l’on veut, à ce que l’on ressent  …. enfin, la maestria des matériaux qui nous parlent, je m’entends, plutôt la maestria des doigts de ces créateurs que j’envie tant (les doigts ET les créateurs ! ;-) )

Bon, assez parlé, des images ! :-)

(à chaque nom de créateur, cliquez et vous aurez accès à son site ou sa page web)
Ashley Vick (us) - sea urching rings PArcangelo BUNGARO -bague - 2002
Ashley VICK (US) -  Sea Urchin Rings  –
Arcangelo BUNGARO - (IT) bague coquillage, perles, argent

TZURI GUETA -collier 'corail' siliconeAna Hagopian -P
Tzuri GUETA -(FR) collier ‘corail’ silicone  –  Ana HAGOPIAN -(ES) ‘coral’ necklace – papier
Aline Kokinopoulos - bague oursinAline KOKINOPOULOS- La ronde des Etoiles de mer-P
Aline KOKINOPOULOS (FR) bague oursin, argent & corail –bague ‘La ronde des Etoiles de mer’

Cath_jacquet- Corail vivant- PCath-Jacquet_Collier 'CASCADE'- P
Catherine JACQUET (FR) – colliers ‘Corail vivant’ et ‘cascade’ – plastiques
Barbara Paganin - broche 'fiore di luce'GIIA - blue wave
Barbara PAGANIN (IT) broche ‘fiore di luce’ – verre  (Galerie SLAVIK) –  GIIA (IT) « blue wave » felt neckpiece
Esty GROSSMAN bo_meduses-polypesLaurence OPPERMANN - bague oursin 'constellation' argent
Esty GROSSMAN  (FR) b.o. meduses-polypes – argent & cuivre 
Laurence OPPERMANN – (FR) bague oursin ‘constellation’ argent
Gilles_Jonemann collier-galet-Evert NIJLAND - necklace white porcelain
Gilles JONEMANN (FR) collier-galet- LE fameux collier galet ! 
Evert NIJLAND (NL) necklace white porcelain… comme des squelettes marins …. Gulnur Ozdaglar - book pagevbaski-79Jean-François PEREÑA- Galuchat de raie - Galuchat de roussette - Galuchat de requin -
Gulnur OZDAGLAR – (Turquie) PET plastic necklace  -
Jean-François PEREÑA (FR) Galuchat de raie – Galuchat de roussette – Galuchat de requin – Plexiglas – Erable teint  Laiton – Maillechort – Cuir – Aventurine – Ebène ….. (cette liste me réjouit ! )
Patricia LEMAIRE- bague 'péché d'orgueil'Patricia LEMAIRE-'Eclat de Mediterranée'
Patricia LEMAIRE (FR) Bague Péché d’Orgueil (photo Laurent Thion)–’ Eclat de Mediterranée’ – tour de cou suspension maillechort, argent, os, corail

Tosca Teran - 2009- an Un-Natural History - 'Epigeous Conidiophorus' - silver, enamel, silicone, borosilicateVictoria TAKAHASHI-- 'experimental'-   wishing rock box
Tosca TERAN (USA)  2009- an Un-Natural History – ‘Epigeous Conidiophorus’ – silver, enamel, silicone, borosilicate 
Victoria TAKAHASHI (USA)  wishing rock box
Willemijn de GREEF - necklace 'Weavings' -  wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic - 2Willemijn de GREEF - necklace 'Weavings' -  wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic
Willemijn de GREEF (NL) -  « weavings » necklace -wool, imitation coral, thread, plastic
Willemijn de GREEF - broche (2006)Willemijn de GREEF -  necklace (2005) zinc, teakwood, cotton
Willemijn de GREEF (NL) -  broche  –  necklace (2005) zinc, teakwood, cotton-

Et pour finir, parce que la mer a besoin des rivières, et les rivières de la pluie, finissons sur/par un petit nuage ! :-)

kyoko hashimoto- collier petit nuage

Kyoko HASHIMOTO - (Japon) collier petit nuage (proposé par la galerie CARACTERE à Neuchatel (Suisse)