Adel Abdessemed Game 2016 18 kt white gold laser-cut razor blades 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 […]
Frank Stella Ring 2008 18kt yellow gold ring 4.4 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm Edition 8 of 10 Signed and numbered Inspired by baroque artists, who developed illusionistic “tricks” to convincingly suggest that their subjects emerged out of the canvas and into the space of the viewer, Stella extended his paintings into the third dimension to enter the viewer’s space with protruding materials. He further developed this concept creating exuberant sculptural works dominated by tangles of curves, spirals and loops. The wearable art project came to life through the collaboration between Stella and Ernest Mourmans. The drawing of the ring stems from a 6-meters sculpture. It took six months for realization, as it is all handmade and welded in 28 parts. Taking six months for realization, this beautifully crafted ring is Stella’s first piece of wearable art.
Giorgio Vigna Gabbia a Segmenti 2015 oxidized silver, 18kt yellow gold, diamonds, rock crystal or South sea pearl ring unique Giorgio Vigna’s artistic pathway is a journey out of the ordinary expressed by the strong link between his broad artistic research and nature, and the relationship that connects form and matter. In the jewellery, as much as in his artistic production, Vigna shows his versatility. The artist creates unique pieces expressing the diverse disciplines he works with: the virtues of glass, the jewellery as sculpture, and the soul of the precious.
Giorgio Vigna Gabbia a Segmenti 2016 18kt yellow gold, diamonds, rock crystal or South sea pearl ring unique Giorgio Vigna’s artistic pathway is a journey out of the ordinary expressed by the strong link between his broad artistic research and nature, and the relationship that connects form and matter. In the jewellery, as much as in his artistic production, Vigna shows his versatility. The artist creates unique pieces expressing the diverse disciplines he works with: the virtues of glass, the jewellery as sculpture, and the soul of the precious.
Tatsuo Miyajima Time Ring 2009 18 Kt red gold with green L.E.D. includes two batteries 4.3 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm edition of 10 signed and numbered Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s foremost sculptors and installation artists. His work has origins in the philosophy of Buddhism that conceives everything to be in continuous change, connected and lasting forever. The three leitmotivs are effectively expressed in his art through the recurrent reference to time in its perpetual flow. ‘My art relates to time and history, life and death, mind and soul and in particular to human existence. All good arts relate to thoughts about human existence.’ Tatsuo Miyajima Miyajima’s art is characterized by the combination of ever-changing numbers and digital light-emitting diodes (LED). Time Ring, the project in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani, perfectly encapsulates this binomial as well as the philosophy of his art. The rings, made in yellow, white or rose gold, present a LED digit display that works as a counter. Numbers are constantly flowing from 1 to 9 or vice versa representing the endless cycle of life. The zero is identified as the symbol of nothing and stillness and, therefore, it remains omitted on purpose. The counting […]