Milan Design Week

“Ceci

n’est pas

un bijou.”

 

 

Milano Design week

Designersblock

 

San Gregorio

via Alfredo Cappellini 21

20124 Milano

8-13 April

 

PROJECT STATEMENT: 'Ceci n'est pas un bijou'

 

When form follows FUNCTION, there is no argument in the design of the object. But what if the function of the object is ambiguous? And what if the signal it wants to send is absorbed into its esthetics?

 

These are not just pieces of adornment.

Nor can they be considered fine art pieces.

Instead they are fluctuating between art and design.

 

Contemporary jewellery and objects are so concentrated with narrative qualities that the functionality of the pieces is often ambiguous and considered unimportant.

 

When is an object functional?

 

Objects of personal value represent our sense of self, how we think, who we are, how we want to be perceived and finally how others perceive us.

 

Art jewellery stretches beyond logic, beyond utility and beyond materiality.

 

Moving On challenges the traditional definitions of adornment by pushing its functionality, context, wearability, materiality and presentation.

 

THE

EXHIBIT

 

Striving to get contemporary jewellery recognised by a wider audience.

 

Our presence in Milan gave us a chance to be recognised as a discipline

and kick-start our careers as young designers.

 

Made possible thanks to all our backers on Kickstarter :

 

Enui - Soomi Park - Susan Cummins - Neringa Plange - SamHam - Pearl - Tryntje Rapalje - Isabelle Tasseff-Elenkoff - Tony Hayward - Amando Valanzuela - Oscar Lhermitte - Jessica Andersen - Joo Hyung Park - Dev M - Pamela Johnson - Solveig G Pedersen - Sandra Wilson - Thomas - Griffiths - Isis Cocco - Joao Abreu - Michael Heussener - Charlotte Kepel - Laura Callaghan - Carla Thomas - Patricia van den Akker - Sarah Tunaley - Traces - Jack Allen - Zoe Brand - Simon Limbrick - Annelies Hofmeyr - Ingrid Perrin - Euriel Clavel - Rudnicka - Toni White - Angela Kapps - Karen Thompson - Alison Jackson - Diana Parker - Beki Hill - Sarah Elson - Poppy Porter - Linda Gasbarro - Rosy Tsai - John Jacques - Jennifer Prentice - Anji Pacton - ARTiquariat - Hanne Tygat - Saloukee Jewellery - Els Gilijamse - Mint Gallery London - Marie Jacotey - Neela Shukla - Françoise Streulens - Pia Clauwaert - Camille David - Ayla Kellens - Jeanne Clavel - Remi clavel - Jacqueline Streulens - Charlotte Vieillevigne - Nicola Stanimirovic - François Farnault - Els Pieters - Alain Delbeke - Holinka Escudero - Rose Delbeke - Alison Baxter - Guy Sexty - Josephine Winther - Claire Fauché - Theo Quintelier - Sarah Willett - H Hine - Fernanda Barba - Edith van Rees - Nils Quintelier - Jeanine Streulens - Brigitte Janssens - Liesbeth Gysels - Sarah Harding - Jolande Timmermans - Gavin Gogarty - Siew williams - Rachel Nightingale

 

 

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