Trade fair GRASSIMESSE
The GRASSIMESSE is organized by the GRASSI museum of Applied Art (Leipzig) and takes place in the reconstructed Grassimuseum, an important building of the Art Decó period. Three exhibition rooms with a total of 1200 sqm provide space for 85 exhibitors.
The GRASSIMESSE is an international forum and a fair for applied art and product design from all fields. It stands in the tradition of the historical GRASSIMESSE, founded in 1920 and famous as “Meeting Place of Modernity.” Since the reestablishment in 1997, the fair has been held once each year on the last weekend of October.
The GRASSIMESSE forum and sales exhibition in equal measure, reflects the world of ideas and the variety of contemporary creative design, promotes developments and sharpens the awareness for design quality. Unique products, limited editions and sample industrial products of jewellery, ceramics, glass, textile, clothing, furniture, metal, leather, toys etc. display a fascinating variety of creative design which allures to see and buy as well. This selection and international orientation enables to gain a comprehensive overview of recent innovations and trends, as well as timeless modern design.
Subject and concern of the GRASSIMESSE is the selection and promotion of quality. Therefore a jury of experts decides on the selection of the exhibitors and will award the four prizes on the occasion of the GRASSIMESSE.
A catalogue of the GRASSIMESSE will be released, it will be feature one example of every exhibitor.
Mirjam Hiller – “Tulema” brooch, 2010. Stainless steel, created from a single piece, sawn.
Thanh-Truc Nguyen – Brooch, 2010. Silver, blackened, textile, plastic, assembled, wound, sewn.
Exhibitors 2010 (jewelry) :
Aliki Apoussidou — Alexandra Bahlmann — Nicole Bauer — Maria Cristina Bellucci — Reinhard Berkes — Vera-Marie von Claer — Babette von Dohnanyi — Marianne Eggimann — Beate Eismann — Nora Fiege – Jan Exnar — Miki Gamzou — Angela Wandelt – Barbara Hast – Mirjam Hiller — Margit Jäschke — Michaela Kirchner — Ulrike Kleine-Behnke – Unk Kraus – Thanh-Truc Nguyen –Nicolay Sardamov – Beatrix Schmah — Angela Simone — Silke Spitzer — Silke Trekel — Jasmin Winter — Susanne Wolbers — Arek Wolski — Alchimia Jewellery School — Burg Giebichenstein HS für Kunst und Design Halle – Studienrichtung: Schmuck – Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim Fakultät Gestaltung/Metallgestaltung — Hochschule Wismar, Fachbereich Schmuck
Arek Wolski – “Ludzie” brooch, 2008. Aluminium, anodised
Nicole Bauer Neck jewellery, 2009. German silver, silver, etched, assembled
Beate Eismann – « Mass and Weight » works
Ulrike Kleine-Behnke – Brooch, 2010. Silver, wood, assembled, sawn