Hestia Minaudière

Hestia Minaudière

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Hestia Minaudière, 2010 Red lacquered wood and yellow gold clutch/box h 13 x 20 cm Unique and signed Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on me – and secondly the fact that I have greater […]

Geometric Poetry – Earrings & Sculpture

May
17

Ute Decker Geometric Poetry, 2022 18kt Fairtrade gold ear sculptures with bespoke stand made of 100% recycled sterling silver and oak 8.5 x 3 x 2 cm earrings 17.5 x 11 x 34 cm stand edition of 6 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Sérénité Candle Holder

Dec
02

Ania Guillaume Sérénité (Serenity), 2018 Silver plated hand-sculpted brass candle holder 16 x 15 cm Edition of 8 plus 4 AP Signed and numbered In collaboration with Acampora Profumi   Sérénité (Serenity) is part of the Gingko series of miniature, wearable sculptures, visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. It was first designed in 2011 with gilded bronze, until she started moving onto titanium, which proves to be much lighter and more dynamic. With the artist’s interest in nature’s intricate spirituality, the holders take form of hand sculpted gingko leaves made in gold plated brass embracing the candle like a sculpture. 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 and its wonderful aromas. A beautiful ginkgo sculpture enwrapping Acampora finest scents encapsulated in the candle,  Sérénité (Serenity) becomes an elegant piece of interior design.  

Sérénité

Nov
28

Ania Guillaume Sérénité (Serenity), 2018 Gold plated hand-sculpted brass candle holder 16 x 15 cm Edition of 8 plus 4 AP Signed and numbered In collaboration with Acampora Profumi   Sérénité (Serenity) is part of the Gingko series of miniature, wearable sculptures, visually derived from the leaves of the ancient Japanese tree. It was first designed in 2011 with gilded bronze, until she started moving onto titanium, which proves to be much lighter and more dynamic. With the artist’s interest in nature’s intricate spirituality, the holders take form of hand sculpted gingko leaves made in gold plated brass embracing the candle like a sculpture. 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 and its wonderful aromas. A beautiful ginkgo sculpture enwrapping Acampora finest scents encapsulated in the candle,  Sérénité (Serenity) becomes an elegant piece of interior design.    

Fossil Belt

Apr
06

Liliane Lijn Fossil Belt, 2013 8 silver plates pinned with silver pins to black lined leather, ruched at back Edition of 8 + 1AP     Fossil Belt is one of the major examples that display Lijn’s careful attention to how we engage with materials and how we wear it. Evocative of her visual abstractions and material manipulations, Lijn’s concept of the primal earth are finely tuned with the geological sciences. As humanity uncovers the remnants of past creatures,  the cycle of life and death are drawn into continuous momentum of renewal and vitality that Lijn echoes in her Fossil series. The way this belt  so fittingly encase the wearer’s wrist engages in a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by manipulating a clump of very hot wax  to create the shapes and form.  The high temperature, although stung her skin as she works with the wax by hand, the malleable nature of the wax manipulated the mass to resemble the magma of the earth. As technology has allowed her to work with a diverse range of materials in her sculptural work; instead of cast metal, […]

Magma Clasp Belt

Apr
06

Liliane Lijn Magma Clasp Belt, 2013 Black leather belt with silver clasp Edition of 8 + 1AP   This belt is an incredible example of Lijn’s awareness of how we wear different materials in different contexts.  Evocative of her visual abstractions and material manipulations, her concept of the primal earth are finely tuned with the geological sciences. The elements of the belt clasp resemble the same characteristics of the highly volatile liquid magma that keeps the planet alive and constantly rotating. This same magma that reaches the surface from volcanic eruptions, maintains the cycle of life and death, are drawn into continuous momentum of renewal and vitality that Lijn echoes in her Magma and Fossil series. The way this belt  so fittingly encase the wearer’s wrist engages in a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by manipulating a clump of very hot wax  to create the shapes and form.  The high temperature, although stung her skin as she works with the wax by hand, the malleable nature of the wax manipulated the mass to resemble the magma of the earth. As technology has allowed her […]

New Bedford Watch

May
18

Tom Sachs New Bedford Watch, 2010 Black face and black leather strap Casio G Shock DW-5600 45 cm long Tom Sachs is known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, sampling capitalist culture, remixing, dubbing and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. The New Bedford Watch has been handmade in the artist’s studio in New York. It wraps twice around the wrist, like the Hermés double-tour watches.  

Orologio Annuale

May
18

Alighiero Boetti Orologio Annuale 1985 Ed. 12/50 1986 Ed. 57/200 1987 Ed. 24/50 Inframe: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Alighiero Boetti has designed 17 annual watches from 1977 to 1994. Each year has a different edition number of 50, 100 or 200. The watches are manual winding timepieces, stainless steel box and leather strap. Watch length: 23 cm. (9 in). Incised ‘Alighiero Boetti’ and numbered on the reverse of the watch case. Titled, dated, annotated.

Space Program Tie Clip

May
18

Tom Sachs Space Program Tie Clip, 2013 Silver plated hand-engraved tie clip Limited edition Tom Sachs is known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, sampling capitalist culture, remixing, dubbing and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. The Space Program Tie Clip was worn by Team Grumman during Space Program: MARS. Its intention is to keep your tie safe from chainsaws, resin, red beans and rice.