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19/02/2014

Amberif – Gdansk (Poland) – Amberif – Gdansk (Poland) –Design Award & Fair : 19-22 Mars 2014

AMBERIF – International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones

AMBERIF 2014

 

Amberif Design Award 2014 – exhibition of the award-winning works in the International Amber Jewellery Design Competition theme of 2014 : “Materia Prima”

AMBERIF design award

The watchword of this year’s Amberif Design Award is not just the alchemic representation of the primal substance able to take on the perfect form but also a direct reference to the contemporary idea of sustainability in design which respects local tradition, refers to the historical heritage of functional arts and elevates natural materials. Prized already in ancient Rome, Baltic amber is predisposed, as a substance close to the ideal, to be transformed into an original design. The unique nature of each individual nugget has always provoked artists to look for the right form, interpret associations, make use of its internal structure, colours, shades, transparencies and natural peculiarities preserved for the lucky finder over the past 40 million years. In an era of disposable products, it is sometimes worthwhile to look back to pre-history and fix your sight on the elusive aspects of both the physical and the metaphysical. The material, the medium itself usually gives designers a hint towards their first decisions; let us try to listen to this hint and follow through with it. We expect jewellery (without any functional limitations at all) in which the amber will be a remarkably strong justification for highlighting its most natural properties.Prof. Sławomir Fijałkowski

At the session of February 15, 2014 in Gdańsk, the Jury assessed 143 works submitted by 111 artists from 18 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia , Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA in the Competition with the topic Materia Prima.

Amberif Design Award 2014 : Main Prize  Nina Kupniewska & Dario Dalessandro

THE GRAND PRIZE
sponsored by Mr Paweł Adamowicz, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk PLN 10,000:

Nina Kupniewska – Dario Dalessandro, Warsaw, Poland
This is a potent and brave piece – funny, uncomfortable, serious and maybe controversial.
It prompts discussion about our attitudes toward menstruation. In the past, this has been considered unmentionable, embarrassing, even dirty, although it is a natural and healthy process, fundamental to human life. Amber, hidden in the ground for so long, has an association of time and the mysteries of natural processes. Displaying the tampon in such a beautiful material potentially stands for a positive change in attitude.
Amberif Design Award 2014 -the Amber prize -  necklace by  Tomasz KisielTHE AMBER PRIZE

sponsored by the International Amber Association 1 kg of amber:
Tomasz Jan Kisiel, Gdańsk, Poland

The piece relates to the Materia Prima theme of the competition in a very convincing way.
An iconic necklace which is made special by the contrasting materials used. The qualities of the natural amber are highlighted by the contrast with the texture and colour of the other rough beads. There was much discussion about what these were made of. Tufa? Concrete? Bread?

  Amberif Design Award 2014 - the SILVER prize -necklace by Maren Giloy THE SILVER PRIZE

sponsored by the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. 1 kg of silver:
Maren Giloy, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
The beautiful natural amber nugget has been exquisitely cut to form the regular shape of
a necklace. The artist perfectly tapped into amber’s natural assets, i.e. transparency, the tree crust effect and the proportions of the nugget. By deconstructing the upper part, the designer achieved an intriguing effect of contrast between shape and texture. The Jury acknowledged the artist’s meticulous knowledge of amber as a material and the use of unconventional techniques to transform the commonplace shape of the necklace-amulet into a piece that is both avant-garde and elegant.
 
The Jury decided to award six honorary mentions which evoke what the topic of Materia Prima brings to mind :
* Miron Kutarba, Puck, Poland for entry no. 021609
An intriguing combination of amber—a mixture of natural polymers, with plastic—artificial polymer chains.
Tamara Grüner, Pforzheim, Germany for entry no. 290473
Delightful piece, rich in detail and an unusual use of amber.
* Agnieszka Krzyżanowska, Bydgoszcz, Poland for entry no. 121106
For its graceful form and distinctive structure evocative of the natural conditions in which amber formed.
* Agnieszka Krzyżanowska, Bydgoszcz, Poland for entry no. 061112
Materia Prima—amber is central in more than one sense here. A very appealing and mysterious piece.
* Philip Sajet, Bruchkobel, Germany for entry no. 151053
For simplicity of message, the quintessence of amber encapsulated in a ring.
* Susanne HolzingerRegensburg, Germany for entry no. 936717
High quality presentation with a surprising and cheeky use of amber.
Philip Sajet -  Amber GlueringPhilip Sajet -  Amber Gluering
 

Amberif 2014 : HONORARY MENTION Susanne HolzingerSusanne Holzinger
 
The Jury selected 14 further works by the following artists for publication in the AMBERIF 2014 Fair Catalogue and for display at the exhibition:
Karolina Krych, Mikołajki Pomorskie, Poland for entry no. 240488
Karolina Navus Wysocka, Gdańsk, Poland for entry no. 789156
Marta Rudnicka, Łódź, Poland for entry no. 840328
Adriana Lisowska, Łódź, Poland for entry no. 836274
Iona Mccuaig, Saffron Walden, UK for entry no. 792031
Alicja Kołakowska, Pruszków, Poland for entry no. 361903
Tamara Grüner, Pforzheim, Germany for entry no. 290474
Wanying Xu, Florence, Italy for entry no. XYZ993
Heidemarie Herb, Perugia, Italy for entry no. 281000
Sara Gackowska, Międzychód, Poland for entry no. 710342
Piotr Tołkin, Gdańsk, Poland for entry no. 280813
Adriana Lisowska, Łódź, Poland for entry no. 233715
Monika Woszczak, Bydgoszcz, Poland for entry no. 230720
Karolina Krych, Mikołajki Pomorskie, Poland for entry no. 041010
Heidemarie Herb Brooch: Untitled, 2013 925 Silver, raw amber, steel, pigment 4 x 5,5 x 1,5 cm Photo: Silvana TiliHeidemarie Herb Brooch: Untitled, 2013 925 Silver, raw amber, steel, pigment 4 x 5,5 x 1,5 cm Photo: Silvana Tili
 
 
 
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28/04/2013

Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER – Amberif Design Award – 30 Avril-30 June 2013

Amberif Design Award 2013

Exhibition presents pieces selected to the 17th International Competition for Jewellery Project with Amber organized by the International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones Amberif. Its aim is promotion of a creative thinking and innovative solutions in jewellery design with amber. This year’s topic was: Simply a ring.

International jury composed of:
Caroline Broadhead – chairwoman, lecturer of jewellery design at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, Great Britain
Christophe Burger – jewellery designer, Colmar, France
Katarzyna Rzehak –Institute of Industrial Design, Warsaw, Poland
Agnieszka Jacobson – Cielecka - journalist, art critic and curator of design, Poland
Gisbert Stach – jewellery designer, Graefelfing, Germany

assessed 152 works submitted by 110 artists from 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Great Britain and Italy

and awarded the following prizes:

GRAND PRIX sponsored by the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk – 10.000 PLN  :
Bożena Czarnecka

Bożena Czarnecka - amberif-design-award-2013 - Grand Prize - amber inclused into ... caramel ! the ring can also be eaten .......Bożena Czarnecka -  Grand Prize – amber inclosed into … caramel ! the ring can also be eaten …….

* AMBER PRIZE  sponsored by the International Amber Association – 1 kg of amber  :
Angelina Stoykova

Angelina Stoykova - amberif design award 2013Angelina Stoykova

* SILVER PRIZE – 1 kg of silver: Bogdan Dowlaszewicz

Amberif Design Award 2013 -  Bogdan DowlaszewiczBogdan Dowlaszewicz

 

The Jury selected 21 works by the following artists for publication in the AMBERIF 2013 Fair catalogue and for display at the exhibition:
Bożena Czarnecka, Grand Prix, Honourable Mention — Bogdan Dowlaszewicz, Silver Award — Maren Giloy — Paweł Kaczyński — Lidia Karpacz –  Miron Kutarba, Honourable Mention –  Katarzyna Luter –  Adam Łyszkowski –  Marek Mrowinski –  Karolina Navus-Wysocka –  Olga Oblezina — Alain Roggeman — Marta Rudnicka, Honourable Mention — Wojciech Rygało — Svetlana Shagarova — Angelina Stoykova, Amber Prize — Andrzej Szadkowski — Jasper Vanderberghe

Amberif Design Award 2013 - Marta Rudnicka  ring / honorable mention :)Marta Rudnicka  ring

AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2013 /14)  Rings made by Jasper Vanderberghe from Belgium.  Publication in catalogue Amberif 2013, ADA 2013, Gdańsk, Poland.   photo: MTG SA.Rings made by Jasper Vanderberghe from Belgium AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2013 /9)  Ring made by Karolina Navus-Wysocka from Poland.  Publication in catalogue, ADA 2013, Gdańsk, Poland.   photo: MTG SA.  more:www.amberif.amberexpo.pl
Ring made by Karolina Navus-Wysocka from Poland

AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2013 /3)  Ring made by Marek Mrowiński from Poland.  Publication in catalogue, ADA 2013, Gdańsk, PolandRing made by Marek Mrowiński from Poland

AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD 2013 /7)  Ring made by Angelina Stoykova from Bulgaria.  Publication in catalogue, ADA 2013, Gdańsk, Poland.Ring made by Angelina Stoykova from Bulgaria

Alain Roggeman - -amberif-design-award-2013Alain Roggeman

Katarzyna Luter - amberif-design-award-2013Katarzyna Luter

 
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Knights Academy,
Chojnowska 2
Open: 30th April – 30th June, Tue – Fri: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m., Sat: 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m
 

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