Nidi (Nests)

Nidi (Nests)

Mar
27

Sissi Nidi ( Nests), 2019 18kt gold thread brooch with ruby, sapphires, diamonds and emeralds 9 x 9 cm circa Unique   Nidi (Nests) is a project entirely handmade by the artist and consists of earrings and pendants that can also be worn as brooches or displayed as sculptures. Inspired by the idea of a safe place, these wearable sculptures like the natural nests, embrace the life and the body of the wearer. The gold pendant finds protection over the heart and when worn as a brooch, finds its peace between the branches of the ribs. Creating this sculptural piece for the one and only person to be unified with it, Sissi’s concept of the nest being a place of protection becomes very thought provoking as it is translated into a wearable piece of art. Nests can be displayed as a sculpture when taken off, and becomes a sculptural work of art that coincides with the individual when worn. Sissi’s meticulous crafts embedded within her anatomical investigations of wearable sculpture has metamorphosed her works into a second skin, akin to the wearer’s ritualistic daily life. Manual ability is central in Sissi’s work: she delicately intertwines and welds gold and silver threads with coloured stones and twists hand painted enamelled strips to make a new skin that represent […]

Taureau

Dec
11

Jean Cocteau Taureau, 1961/62 circa 23kt gold pendant 56 grams circa; 11.6 x 7cm Edition of 50 Ref. 1491 Atelier Hugo Editions Taureau Necklaces / Pendants 4 Profil Necklaces / Pendants, Brooches 4

Profil

Dec
11

Jean Cocteau Profil, 1961/62 circa 28kt gold brooch/pendant 29 grams circa; 5.7 x 4.7 cm Edition of 50 Ref. 1493 Atelier Hugo Editions

Jacqueline au Chevalet

Dec
11

Pablo Picasso Jacqueline au Chevalet, 1956 23kt gold medallion 42 (D) cm; 2684 grs circa Edition of 20 +2 Artist samples and 2 author samples Ref. 1428 Atelier Hugo Edition   It was in 1956 when Pablo Picasso found that his ideas and designs could be perfectly translated into the medium of precious metals with the assistance of the incredibly skilled goldsmith François Hugo. Famous for his cubism, deconstruction of form, and his widely commercialised ceramic works, the conception of his medallions drew clear inspiration and direction in his designs. It is hard not to miss that the medallion  Jacqueline au Chevalet was drawn from the ceramic plate of its namesake, also created in 1956. Hammering the precious metals into specially cast moulds taken from the artist’s models, Hugo’s incredibly meticulous craft mirrored Picasso’s perfectionism when it came to the execution of the medallion. Given that these designs were initially never intended to be commercialised, but as Picasso’s private treasures, Jacqueline au Chevalet is an excellent early example of the incredible designs in the years to follow, as well as a symbol of the collaboration between these most iconic of twentieth century artists and goldsmiths. When Picasso finally permitted for the distribution of his medallions, […]

Butterfly Wings

Dec
10

Ania Guillaume Butterfly wings, 2019 Titanium necklace 27.5 (H) x 13 (D) cm circa Unique Ref. N17     Butterfly Wings is an exemplary series of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.

Butterfly Wings

Dec
10

Ania Guillaume Butterfly wings, 2019 Titanium necklace 14 (D) cm circa Unique Ref. N16   Butterfly Wings is an exemplary series of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.

Butterfly Wings

Dec
10

Ania Guillaume Butterfly Wings, 2019 Titanium necklace 14 (D) x 26 (H) cm Unique Ref. N15     Butterfly Wings is an exemplary series of Guillaume’s examination of elements of the natural environment, translated into wearable art. In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an intricate dialogue between the wearer and nature. Known for their fragility, the delicate attributes of butterfly wings are juxtaposed in its materiality. Casted from delicate carvings into thin wax, the titanium wearable pieces of earrings and necklaces still play with our perception to materiality, as the incredibly lightweight jewellery pieces gleam in their chromatic spectrums. Feminine and beautiful, these reflections of elements of nature become an elegant statement piece to our everyday fashion.

Vane

Nov
07

John Moore Vane collection Long thin necklace with aluminium discs, brass, silicone, silver, and magnets 65 cm x 1.5 cm Edition of 20 per colour   Visually striking, presenting a high awareness of spacial engagement with the wearer, Moore carefully balances shape, colour and movement expressed in this necklace.  He conjures his own hybrid specimens, organic yet manmade, that transcend the material and work in harmony with the body. The piece depicts such an intricacy to the wearer, an achievement from something that is so carefully designed, can beautifully engage with the body in a complex dialogue with fashion and the organi

Pommes de Jong

Nov
07

Jacqueline de Jong Pommes de Jong, 2016 Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated pendant 13.5 cm Unique Ref. P1   Pommes de Jong is an ongoing project that came to life in 2007 in Bouan (Bourbonnais, France) where in the mid 1990’s de Jong and her husband decided to buy a house. She created a vegetable garden and they planted potatoes in memory of the lack of food during the war. De Jong stored the potatoes in a 13th Century cellar and suddenly realized that she was fascinated by the huge amount of sprouts that were growing from the shrunk tubers. When de Jong was asked by a jewellery collector to make a jewel for her, she thought that she might do something with these shrunk potatoes and their sprouts that were getting longer and longer. Pommes de Jong were inspired by the idea of transforming a humble object into a precious one. In the realization of the wearable art, the potatoes and their sprouts are dried slowly by the artist over a period of two years and are submerged in a bath of platinum or gold becoming exclusive pieces of wearable art.

Ginkgo

Nov
07

Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 Gold plated silver necklace 18 (H) x 14.5 (W) x 4 (D) cm Unique and signed Ref. P1     Gingko is Guillaume’s series of miniature, wearable sculptures, visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. The gingko leaf was purposely chosen by the artist not only for its singular beauty, but mainly for the its meaningful symbolism of longevity and wellbeing that is associated with the history of Acampora.  It was first designed in 2011 with gilded bronze, until the artist started moving onto titanium and gold plated silver, which proves to be much lighter, wearable, and more dynamic pieces of jewellery. With the artist’s interest in nature’s intricate spirituality, every unique piece Guillaume casts from wax takes form of hand sculpted gingko leaves then made into gold plated brass, as the elements of nature embraces the body in a sculptural fashion. Made in different vessels to wrap around the body, every unique necklace, cuff, and earring, brings a different level of elegance, vivaciousness, and beauty to the wearer.