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Amberif Design Award Winners 2021

Award giving  /  22 Apr 2021
Published: 27.05.2021
Amberif Design Award Winners 2021.
Gdansk International Fair Co
Management:
Sławomir Fijałkowski
Ninfa Salerno. Brooch: Survived, 2021. Resin base, eyes of amber, glass nose, mouth in methacrylate.. Ø 6 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Fabio Bressanello. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. Ninfa Salerno
Brooch: Survived, 2021
Resin base, eyes of amber, glass nose, mouth in methacrylate.
Ø 6 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Fabio Bressanello
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
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With the topic 'Skarb-Bijou-Schatz-Treasure', the jury awards 3 prizes and 3 honorary mentions from 273 entries works submitted by 210 artists from 31 countries. The Grand Prize goes to Ninfa Salerno, the Amber Prize goes to Sława Tchórzewska, the Silver Prize goes to Mylene Auquiere, Honorary Mentions to Ulrich Reithofer, Dorota Paruznik and I-Chia Huang.
The Jury:
  • Marta Hryc, Poland (Chairperson of the Jury)
  • Gisbert Stach, Germany
  • Andrzej Szadkowski, Poland
  • Andrea Wagner, Netherlands

At an online session on 22 April 2021, the Jury assessed 273 entries submitted in the Competition with the topic ‘Skarb-Bijou-Schatz-Treasure’ by 210 artists from 31 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Unites States.


The Jury awarded the following prizes:
Grand Prize: sponsored by the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk, PLN 10,000.
  • Ninfa Salerno, Italy
The piece fits in with the revival of pictorial script and refers to the emoji. Its strength lies in a simplicity of expression. The way its parts are brought together is conducive to ambiguous interpretation, with hypnotic amber being the key to every one of them. What emotions does it express? Does it make you laugh or does it scare you?

Amber Prize: 1 kg of amber sponsored by the International Amber Association + an opportunity to have an exhibition at the IAA Gallery.
  • Sława Tchórzewska, Poland
The poetic strength of this entry comes from a combination of unexpected materials and forms. It is attractive in its expression and prompts associations with natural growth, as an organic piece. It conceals the amber but also turns it into a source of this primal energy.

Silver Prize: 1 kg of silver.
  • Mylene Auquiere, Belgium
The entry literally makes amber into a treasure by referring to the practice of wrapping diamonds in paper envelopes. The precision of form shows the artist’s skill in the way she deals with the material. The objects are minimalist in terms of the selection of media, to become very expressive as a result.

The Jury decided to award the following honorary mentions:
  • Ulrich Reithofer, Germany
  • Dorota Paruznik, Austria
  • I-Chia Huang, Taiwan
Sława Tchórzewska. Brooch: Bąbelek, 2021. Glass fabrics, nothing, wires, Baltic amber (levitating), acrylic paints.. 8 x 3.5 x 16 cm. From series: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. The bubbles are empty inside - the work weighs 41,70 gram.. Sława Tchórzewska
Brooch: Bąbelek, 2021
Glass fabrics, nothing, wires, Baltic amber (levitating), acrylic paints.
8 x 3.5 x 16 cm
From series: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
The bubbles are empty inside - the work weighs 41,70 gram.
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Mylene Auquiere. Brooch: Amber Parcel Papers, 2021. Silver, amber, stainless steel pin.. 4.8 x 4.8 cm, 4.8 x 7 cm. Photo by: Mylene Auquiere. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. Mylene Auquiere
Brooch: Amber Parcel Papers, 2021
Silver, amber, stainless steel pin.
4.8 x 4.8 cm, 4.8 x 7 cm
Photo by: Mylene Auquiere
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
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I-Chia Huang. Necklace: Warm Current, 2021. Copper, alloy, amber, enamel, rope.. 9 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: I-Chia Huang. I-Chia Huang
Necklace: Warm Current, 2021
Copper, alloy, amber, enamel, rope.
9 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: I-Chia Huang
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Dorota Paruznik. Brooch: on point!, 2021. Amber, blood powder, resin, silver, steel.. 7.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Dorota Paruznik. Dorota Paruznik
Brooch: on point!, 2021
Amber, blood powder, resin, silver, steel.
7.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Dorota Paruznik
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Ulrich Reithofer. Brooch: Perfect Matches, 2021. Carved amber, sanded camelbone, engraved brass, folded shibuchi-silver.. 6 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Biljana Klekachkoska. Ulrich Reithofer
Brooch: Perfect Matches, 2021
Carved amber, sanded camelbone, engraved brass, folded shibuchi-silver.
6 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Biljana Klekachkoska
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