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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.

New works by Mélanie Georgacopoulos

Exhibition  /  28 Sep 2017  -  21 Oct 2017
Published: 13.10.2017
Melanie Georgacopoulos. Ring: Mop ring, 2017. Golden mother of pearl and yellow gold.. From series: Mop. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Ring: Mop ring, 2017
Golden mother of pearl and yellow gold.
From series: Mop
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In Mélanie’s work the paradoxical, intriguing nature of the pearl remains at the core of every piece, whilst the aesthetic remains simple, structured and timeless. She reworks a traditional material with fresh eyes to infuse it with new life and give it modern relevance. 
/ London Fashion Week

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Mélanie Georgacopoulos
Mélaine Georgacopoulos
Born and raised in Athens to a Greek father and a French mother, London-based designer passion for jewellery flows from her early experiences, in addition to her international background.

As a young girl being taken around museums, she marvelled at the timelessness of ancient Greek jewellery. Her childhood influences would soon turn into ideas about how to redefine culturally invested symbols of power and wealth through jewellery design. She gained solid silver and goldsmithing foundations at the Mokume Institute in Athens. In her subsequent studies at the Edinburgh College of Art (Sculpture) and later at the Royal College of Art (Masters in Jewellery), her combined passions for multidimensional form, metal and the pearl found a unique voice, engaging directly with sculpture, architecture and fashion.

In London, Mélanie started designing for small companies as well as internationally renown brands under Antoine Sandoz, before giving the first expression to her now trademark concept: challenging ideas about classic pearl jewellery. Here she set to capture the elemental quality of this organic, precious stone and to reinvest it with modern meanings far removed from tradition. Since then she has been exploring the endless aesthetic possibilities that the pearl can provide as jewellery. Her work constantly defies convention, bringing the pearl to the domains of art and high fashion, whilst retaining its quality as a wearable accessory.

Melanie set up her own company in 2010, since then her pieces have been featured in fashion press worldwide and sold internationally by selected stockists. She has continued to develop her original concept in her collections alongside high profile international collaborations. In 2012, she began working with the world renowned fine Japanese jeweller Tasaki, creating exciting designs produced with the brands' exquisite craftsmanship. Following the huge success of this line, she was appointed Head Designer for M/G Tasaki in 2015 and continues to create her own collections for private clients.
Melanie Georgacopoulos. Bracelet: Mop Bracelet, 2017. Peacock white mother of pearl, white gold and golden south sea pearl.. From series: Mop. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Bracelet: Mop Bracelet, 2017
Peacock white mother of pearl, white gold and golden south sea pearl.
From series: Mop
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Melanie Georgacopoulos. Bracelet: Mop Bracelet, 2017. Peacock white mother of pearl, white gold and golden south sea pearl.. From series: Mop. Flat view.. Melanie Georgacopoulos
Bracelet: Mop Bracelet, 2017
Peacock white mother of pearl, white gold and golden south sea pearl.
From series: Mop

Flat view.

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