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Esther Heite. Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Applied Art and Design. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 29.10.2019
Esther Heite.
. Photo by fullnessdesign. Esther Heite.
Photo by fullnessdesign.

Author:
Peter Behrens School of Arts Hochschule Düsseldorf
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Esther Heite. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Gold plated stainless steel.. 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Fridge & Plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Gold plated stainless steel.
1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Fridge & Plodge
From series: Gebraucht
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Esther Heite shows great talent in all three different contents of the study resp. the different areas of the design field. A strong sensitivity for material, form and colour accompanies her projects since the very beginning. 
Her examining character presents itself very successful in the end; in her final thesis and in her jewellery pieces. The graduation work is both practically and theoretically very strong. For her final semester, she deals with the world of things, material culture and social aspects. Her design process is preceded by a question and basic analysis. She examines how we see things, what we see in them, how we read them, what they mean to us, what they ask and challenge us to do.
At the same time, Esther Heite challenges her own work as a designer with the production of her graduation collection. It is a very differentiated work and the various approaches skillfully translated into material and wearable jewellery. 
Her choice of material is steel and as technique serves the spot welding. It is a consistent choice that presents her research in several and very felicitous ways.
Esther Heite's jewellery communicates about the world of things and has become part of it at the same time.
/ Prof. Jantje Fleischhut



Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Applied Art and Design, Düsseldorf, Germany.


Gebraucht

My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.

Group 1 // Non-clock
The wristwatch is an expression of our lifestyle that emphasises efficiency. In the non-clock objects, I make the connection between an object, its name and representation a question for discussion. The formal characteristics of the watch objects invite us to recognize something like a wristwatch that has moved away from its function of showing the time. Although the engraved messages serve as a time display, they still exceed our imagination. In the infinite cosmos (Greek Kósmos = order, brilliance) the connections between space and time are ordered. Since the beginning of his time, mankind has seen itself as both safe and protected from these.

Group 2 // Misunderstood genius
Through "Misunderstood genius" I attribute a central role to the incidental role of an ear-r_i_n_g_’s_ _butterfly back in the process of wearing jewellery. The original shape is distorted as if the material could simply be pulled apart. The plug made of gold becomes a counterweight and loses importance despite its material value. The internal hierarchy of the piece jewellery shifts as a result. It combines the familiar with the unfamiliar.

Group 3 // sign.et
The flat surface with the seal creates the typical shape of the signet ring is, which forms the basis of the whole structure of the piece of jewellery. The combination of the ring and the image on the body makes its meaning visible: authority, privilege, belonging. These meanings disappear with the "sign.et" rings by highlighting their structure that has been made visible.


More work and contacts:
Email: mail@estherheite.com.
Website: http://estherheite.com/wp/.
Instagram: estherheite.

Name of graduation student: Esther Heite.
Name of the guiding teacher: Jantje Fleischhut.


Find out more about the courses at Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Applied Art and Design.
 
Esther Heite. Ring: Sig.net, 2019. Stainless steel.. 2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm. Photo by: Fridge & Plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Ring: Sig.net, 2019
Stainless steel.
2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Photo by: Fridge & Plodge
From series: Gebraucht
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Esther Heite. Ring: Untitled, 2019. Gold plated stainless steel.. 3 x 2.2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Fridge & Plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Ring: Untitled, 2019
Gold plated stainless steel.
3 x 2.2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Fridge & Plodge
From series: Gebraucht
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Heite Esther. Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019. Silver 925, gold 750.. 3 - 12 x 1.2 x 0.7 mm. Photo by: fridge & plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Heite Esther
Earrings: Misunderstood Genius, 2019
Silver 925, gold 750.
3 - 12 x 1.2 x 0.7 mm
Photo by: fridge & plodge
From series: Gebraucht
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Esther Heite. Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019. Stainless steel silver plated.. 4 x 4 x 0.6 cm. Photo by: fridge & plodge. From series: Gebraucht. Esther Heite
Brooch: Pixel Glam, 2019
Stainless steel silver plated.
4 x 4 x 0.6 cm
Photo by: fridge & plodge
From series: Gebraucht
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Esther Heite. Brooch: Display, 2019. LCD display, stainless steel.. 5 x 6 x 3 cm. Photo by: fridge & plodge. From series: Gebraucht.  
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.  My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form, generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
. The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.. Esther Heite
Brooch: Display, 2019
LCD display, stainless steel.
5 x 6 x 3 cm
Photo by: fridge & plodge
From series: Gebraucht
 
 My artwork demonstrates a confrontation with the world of material matters. Prior to my research, I assumed that the purely physical characteristics and functions of objects were more deeply bound to non-material attributes and symbolic energies. The alienation of the familiar connectivity (or context), of the function or form, generates paradoxes which are intended to stimulate the carrier for reflection.
The explorative handling of the technology of welding activates in my workflow a new ornamental function. Combining the ornament and the function, all pieces of jewellery are characterized by some kind of fusion.

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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