Pommes de Jong

Pommes de Jong

Nov
10

Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong 2016 Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated pendant unique 12 cm long ref. P3 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.

SPRING FLOWERS

Sep
21

Ania Guillaume Spring Flowers 2017 silver and yellow gold plated necklace 21.5 x 13 cm hand finished and signed unique   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 elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.

POMMES DE JONG

Sep
21

Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong 2017 Shrunk potato, sprouts, roots, 18kt yellow gold plated necklace unique 25 cm height – 6 cm widest roots ref. N2   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 […]

POMMES DE JONG

Jun
16

Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong 2016 Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated necklace unique 21 x 14.5 cm ref. N1 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.

Pommes de Jong

Jun
16

Jacqueline De Jong Pommes de Jong 2017 Shrunk potato, sprouts, 18kt yellow gold plated pendant unique 10 cm height 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.

Untitled (Pendant)

Jun
16

Arman Untitled (Pendant) 1973 diamonds, yellow gold casing unique Part of the collection is also a unique pendant that Arman has designed for his wife in 1973. The violin is cut out from an Asiatic garden beetle and is embedded in resin. This extraordinary jewel is made even more precious through the addition of diamonds and the yellow gold casing.

Necklace

Jun
02

Monica Bonvicini Necklace 2014 18 kt white gold, 18 kt rose gold, 49 sapphire, 4 malachite   Monica Bonvicini’s jewellery collection has been created in collaboration with VIERI, the fine jewellery brand based in Berlin. The collection is Monica Bonvicini’s very personal take on how to interpret jewellery. There is an underlying subtle humour in the pieces, as in the unpredicted grenades featured alongside the sapphires in the long chain. The key inspiration for the collection is based on a rejection of classical styles for open and inventive women and men. Personalities who dare to see jewellery as being about personal expression rather than just status.    

Necklace

Jun
02

Monica Bonvicini Necklace 2014 18 kt rose gold, 49 sapphire, 4 malachite   Monica Bonvicini’s jewellery collection has been created in collaboration with VIERI, the fine jewellery brand based in Berlin. The collection is Monica Bonvicini’s very personal take on how to interpret jewellery. There is an underlying subtle humour in the pieces, as in the unpredicted grenades featured alongside the sapphires in the long chain. The key inspiration for the collection is based on a rejection of classical styles for open and inventive women and men. Personalities who dare to see jewellery as being about personal expression rather than just status.

Atena Lemnia

Feb
03

Giulio Paolini Atena Lemnia 2016 18 kt white gold bas-relief necklace edition of 8 signed and numbered Giulio Paolini’s first wearable art project has been ideated around the idea of love. This gold bas-relief pendant is inspired by former installation of the artist ‘Sulla Soglia’. It represents a woman in Hellenistic style seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer. She is trying to trespass the threshold between the outer and the inner dimension, emphasizing the universality of the gaze as a bonding action This piece condenses the essence of the artist’s research that has always demonstrated interest in exploring the nature of images and the relationship between image and viewer. Through replication, fragmentation and citation Paolini often incorporates elements from the past into his artworks, thus establishing an artistic dialogue across times and styles.

Psiche (senza Amore)

Jan
17

Giulio Paolini Psiche (Senza Amore) 2016 Silver rhodium plated necklace edition of 8 signed and numbered Giulio Paolini’s first wearable art project has been ideated around the idea of love. This silver   engraved pendant is inspired by former installation of the artist ‘Amore e Psiche’. It represents a woman in Hellenistic style seen from behind, facing directly at the heart of the wearer. She is trying to trespass the threshold between the outer and the inner dimension, emphasizing the universality of the gaze as a bonding action This piece condenses the essence of the artist’s research that has always demonstrated interest in exploring the nature of images and the relationship between image and viewer. Through replication, fragmentation and citation Paolini often incorporates elements from the past into his artworks, thus establishing an artistic dialogue across times and styles.