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25/09/2010

EXPO ‘Homeworks’ – Mint, London (UK) – 18-30 Sept. 2010 – during London Design Festival (LDF)

For this year’s London Design Festival (LDF), mint present “HomeWorks”: a selection of over 80 upcoming and established designers specially chosen for their individual and experimental craft touch.

HomeWorks Pt 5: Jewelry

Marta Mattsson is a UK graduate who is also participating in HomeWorks for LDF. Mattsson says that she sees beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. Mattsson’s jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion.
Mattsson takes seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary 
and unfamiliar.

EXPO 'Homeworks' - Mint, London (UK) - 18-30 Sept. 2010 - during London Design Festival (LDF) dans Exposition/Exhibition
Märta Mattsson – brooch ‘Atlas beetle’ 2010 – Copper electroformed Atlas beetle, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver

« Somebody once told me,”You make jewellery for children, not for adults”. And when I was a student in Tokyo the Japanese students in my class came up with a new word to describe my work. The word was KimoKawaii and it’s a combination of two words kawaii (cute) and kimoi (disgusting).
I make jewellery for adults but with a touch of inspiration from my childhood. When I was a child I played with stuffed animals, slugs and other living animals. I have always been drawn to both biology and art and in my work I am trying to combine my interests. Nature is a great source of inspiration but so is Pokemon…« 

 dans Grande-Bretagne (UK)
Mattsson takes seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary 
and unfamiliar. here, brooch – reindeer skin, silver – 2010

 

 dans Marta MATTSSON (SE)

« Rachel Colley is a UK graduate who is currently exhibiting at Mint for LDF. The methods Colley utilized within this body of work reference traditions in baking and the basic rustic knowledge that is passed effortlessly down the generations. »

 dans Moo PIYASOMBATKUL (UK)

« Colley’s intent was to instil a preciousness in the banal via its material transformation, as well as to utilise jewellery’s role as social signifier in order to challenge the public’s preconceived ideas of both the practice of craft and its aims. »

 dans Rachel COLLEY (UK)

« The use of modified roast beef, biscuits, blood, jelly and pie was intended to correspond to cultural crossovers between the classes. This material displacement encourages a response in the viewer, initiating a visual dialogue.  »

 

« Moo Piyasombatkul is also exhibiting at Mint as part of HomeWorks. Piyasombatkul believes that jewellery is body adornment that creates an impact and changes the way the wearer look. »

 dans SHOP

« The collection was inspired by “new antique” concept by Marcel Wanders. His theory is to give an old-fashioned material (vintage frame) with a dramatic and contemporary twist (monochrome white porcelain Baroque frame). The  eyewear collection creates something unique and memorable with sophisticated sensibility. »

 dans www Klimt02

Piyasombatku chose to work with porcelain because of its purity of white and also porcelain is truly fragile, which is representing luxury, clean and delicacy.

 

For more information and prices, please call us on +44 207 225 2228 or email us at info@mintshop.co.uk
Mint  (shop)
2 North Terrace
SW3 2BA – London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 0 2072252228
website: www.mintshop.co.uk
mail: info@mintshop.co.uk

 

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