Exhibition  /  04 Dec 2018  -  22 Feb 2019
Published: 30.11.2018

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I would stand transfixed before the windows of the confectioners' shops, fascinated by the luminous sparkle of candied fruits, the cloudy lustre of jellies, the kaleidoscope inflorescence of acidulated fruit drops - red, green, orange, violet: I coveted the colours themselves as much as the pleasure they promised me.
/Simone de Beauvoir, Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée, 1958.

Artist list

Donna Brennan, Luisa Bruni, Ute Decker, Laura Forte, Fraser Hamilton, Daphne Krinos, Mark Nuell, Cristina Zani
Thus, the time of an exhibition, the gallery is transformed into a giant kaleidoscope...
Eight European designers mostly exhibited for the first time in France, offer new colours, textures and materials that enrich the existing scene.

Donna Brennan’s work typically features sculpturally wrapped rings hewn from 18ct Gold, clustered with an assemblage of precious stones and gems. Inspired by nature and the notion of time. Luisa Bruni sculpts pieces full of emotion and poetry. Using Fairtrade gold and silver, Ute Decker choreographs architectural lines and dynamic curvatures into evocative sculptures. Laura Forte designs mainly large geometrical rings, in gold and oxidized silver, that offer powerful contrasts. Fraser Hamilton creates tableaux of collapsed monuments, remnants of antiquity, and roughly cut statues…Daphne Krinos’ sculptural jewellery is instantly recognizable, defined by bold use of colour, form, shape and texture. Jeweller and lapidary, Mark Nuell cuts and polishes precious stones and crimps them in brightly colourful jewellery. As for Cristina Zani, she is influenced by South Korea’s urban and architectural landscape thus creating sculptural, bold and tactile jewelry pieces, in colorful wood and metal… 
Donna Brennan. Ring: Untitled, 2017. Yellow gold 750‰, tourmaline, green quartz.. From series: Cocktail. Donna Brennan
Ring: Untitled, 2017
Yellow gold 750‰, tourmaline, green quartz.
From series: Cocktail
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Luisa Bruni. Ring: Splash, 2017. Yellow gold 750‰ and Perspex.. Luisa Bruni
Ring: Splash, 2017
Yellow gold 750‰ and Perspex.
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Ute Decker. Ring: Curl, 2018. Fairtrade yellow gold 750‰.. Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier. Ute Decker
Ring: Curl, 2018
Fairtrade yellow gold 750‰.
Photo by: Galerie Elsa Vanier
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Laura Forte. Ring: Deep, 2017. Oxidized silver and yellow gold 750‰.. 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm. Laura Forte
Ring: Deep, 2017
Oxidized silver and yellow gold 750‰.
4.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
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Daphne Krinos. Ring: Positive-Negative, 2015. Yellow gold 750‰.. 1.5 x 2 cm across. Photo by: Joel Degen. Daphne Krinos
Ring: Positive-Negative, 2015
Yellow gold 750‰.
1.5 x 2 cm across
Photo by: Joel Degen
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Mark Nuell. Ring: Untitled, 2018. Yellow gold 750‰ and garnet.. Mark Nuell
Ring: Untitled, 2018
Yellow gold 750‰ and garnet.
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Cristina Zani. Necklace: Untitled, 2018. Wood, gold plated silver.. From series: My Seoul. Cristina Zani
Necklace: Untitled, 2018
Wood, gold plated silver.
From series: My Seoul
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