Rebecca Horn Medusa, 2017 18kt yellow gold, tourmaline bracelet 5 x 6 cm Unique This jewellery project came to life through collaboration between Rebecca Horn and Luisa del Valle, a noted goldsmith living in Spain. After months of research, del Valle sourced rare stones, shells and ammonites to develop the concept of movement and energy central to Horn’s work. Each piece is unique, hand-made and exquisite crafted by del Valle through the ancient Etruscan technique. As a result of their collaboration, this jewellery is a melange of antiquity and contemporaneity, timeless sculptural pieces in the form of rings, bracelets, and necklaces, which are deeply sensual. The spiral shape is present in all of these pieces of jewellery is one of Horn’s most favoured symbols and appears throughout her work. Black tourmaline is revered as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. It guards against radiation and environmental pollutants, and is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy.
Adel Abdessemed Game, 2016 18kt white gold laser-cut razor blade chain bracelet Edition of 6 Signed and numbered “Game est une arme et un ornement – un objet à double tranchant. Une architecture de lames de rasoir telle que je les élabore…. il s’agit d’un prisme aussi bien que d’une évidence – une sorte de ‘beauté fatale’…” Adel Abdessemed “Game is a weapon and an ornament – a double-edged object. I developed it as an architecture of razor blades … it is a prism as much as an evidence – a sort of ‘fatal beauty’…” Adel Abdessemed Game (2016) is the first wearable art project designed by the artist Adel Abdessemed, in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s idea of ‘fatal beauty’, Abdessemed created a chain bracelet and a pair of earrings made of an accumulation of white gold laser-cut razor blades. Game encapsulates the notion of fatal beauty by being both lethal and attractive in its appearance. It provides the person who will wear it with a complex interplay between being threatened and at the same time reassured by its beauty. Through its complex identity, Game draws from Abdessemed’s artistic practice, in which he consistently blends elements of beauty and […]
Ania Guillaume Hippocampus (3), 2016 Silver gold plated cuff 9 cm long Unique and signed The hippocampus bracelet collection was born in 2015 when the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco reintroduced this fascinating species in the marine reserve. Ania, who lived most of her life in a female dominated environment, was especially fascinated by the fact that this is one of the few animal species where the male carries the pregnancy. The Artist shaped each seahorses by hand with wax leaving her fingerprints on the bracelet. Each cuff is unique and signed. “There is no greater creation than that of Mother Nature, it is the nature’s creation that inspires me profoundly” Ania Guillaume (Polish-Belgian, b.1956) is a Monaco-based sculptor and painter. Her inspiration comes from the natural environments of East and West. The artist traveled incessantly, but Japan and the Mediterranean coast were the places that most influenced her. In sculpture as much as in jewellery, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe as well as the pleasant tactile quality of its textures. The first jewellery pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating. Guillaume’s work has been exhibited at: Toyama Museums, Osaka, […]