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Archivio Negroni

Organization
Published: 09.07.2020
Archivio Negroni.
Management:
Eliana Negroni
.

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Intro
Between Città Studi and Ortica, in that part of Milan rapidly revived from the post-war period, where factories and mills merged into the urban fabric, Archivio Negroni finds its place as keeper of the historical and cultural heritage of the workshop founded by Edoardo Negroni. Born at the dawn of the ‘50s, the workshop has produced burin engraved artworks: rollers for rolling mills, punches, and moulds that reproduce elements of classical silverware and many other ornamental details.
The newly restored open space, today conceived for temporary events and meetings, looks towards a wide glass wall that reveals the archive full of precious engraved rollers, drawings and samples that, together with the historic rolling mills and the manufacturing tools, tell us the story of a world of arts and crafts yet to be rediscovered. This is because the workshop aims at a relaunch as a dynamic and active “reservoir” rich in information and practical references. A new project of preservation, valorization and promotion of this heritage in craftsmanship and entrepreneurial culture is in the process, and the upcoming years will see Archivio Negroni growing into a space that will be more and more available to an audience of experts and enthusiasts.

Veiled by a wall of glass, the archive and the studio represent a subtle but evocative presence of a place that is still alive and connects the past with the present, conferring an atmosphere and providing quality to a location that does not go unnoticed.

From serial production to custom making
This is the expression that sums up the direction Archivio Negroni workspace is taking.
The workshop, born in the time of both craftsmanship and industrial manufacture metamorphosis, has witnessed their social and technical transformation.

On one hand, since the 90s, Eliana Negroni (the daughter of founder Negroni, master engraver) has been able to create a dialogue between the traditional skills, both mechanical and manual, and today’s digital technologies; on the other, the transformation of practices and, as a result, the decline of traditional commissions, have made Eliana face the task of passing on this material culture.

Attrezzeria Negroni, the Archivio Negroni’s workspace, is a journey through those visible and material aspects of last century Italian craftmanship culture. Traditional machinery and rolling mills can still run for demonstration purposes and they are meticulously kept. Together with the archive, which contains the precious inventory of chisels, molds and decorative patterns, manual tools and burins for refined manual finishes, all tell the story of the transformation of mechanical engraving techniques for silver and goldsmithing and other metal ornaments decorations.

Active in the international network of art jewellery and deeply involved with AGC (Italian association for contemporary jewellery), today Eliana Negroni relaunches the workshop in a cultural project which enlightens the archive and the inherited know-how.

Today, the Archivio Negroni’s workspace becomes a system available to specialists and public audience, to be rediscovered also with new limited series productions, or exclusive and custom-made commissioning that embody the charm and beauty of craftsmanship, through art, sculpture and mechanics.

The small size in structure allows a flexible adaptation to the current situation connected to health safe conditions and will enhance the organization of both live and virtual activities. Distance will be an important though relative issue. 

All information and news about current activities can be found at this link.


Board members and staff:

Eliana Negroni, Direction - eliananegroni@archivionegroni.it
Giulia Pellegrino, PR manager - gioiellinfermento2021@gmail.com


Activities:
- Temporary exhibition space.
- Workshop and conference space.
- Documentation archive.


Contemporary jewellery creators:
Thanks to the experience of the last ten years curating Gioielli in Fermento international competition and travelling exhibition, many artists and jewellery designers from all over the world are now related to the newborn Archivio Negroni and its current activities.

Roberta Bernabei, Maura Biamonti, Michela Boschetto, Sébastien Carré, Corrado De Meo, Clara Del Papa, Maria Rosa Franzin, Nicoletta Frigerio, Gésine Hackenberg, Ryungjae Jung, Heng Lee, Gigi Mariani, Judy Mc Caigh, Renzo Pasquale, Adrienn Pesti, Alessandro Petrolati, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Stefano Rossi, Fumiki Taguchi, Yoko Takirai e Pietro Pellitteri, Fabrizio Tridenti, Annamaria Zanella


Gioielli in Fermento 20|21 Edition Part I - selected artists
Verde Alfieri, Sara Barbanti, Maura Biamonti, Maria Blondet,Chiara Bordoni, Cristina Celis, Dania Chelminsky, Roberta Consalvo Sances, Corrado De Meo, Ylenia Deriu, Birgit Duval, Gozde Erdogan, Micol Ferrara, Sabrina Formica, Laura Forte, Stefano Fronza, Francesca Gabrielli, Fabiana Gadano, Eleonora Ghilardi, Hoon a Goh, Nataša Grandovec, Margit Hart, Marta Herradura, Gabriele Hinze, Yi-Hsun Hsieh, Satomi Ito, Ildikó Juhász, Yukiko Kakimoto, Yasuko Kanno, Ritva Kara, Iro Kaskani, Ji Young Kim, Joshua Kosker, Monique Lecouna, Namkyung Lee, Ria Lins, Carmen López, Mineri Matsuura, Boglárka Mázsi, Francesca Mo, Julia Münzing, Sogand Nobahar, Mariagiorgia Pacini, Charlotte Parent, Liana Pattihis, Mabel Pena, Anna Retico, Chiara Scarpitti, Sara Shahak, Yukie Shirakawa, Rita Soto Ventura, Claudia Steiner, Rho Tang, Barbara Uderzo, Eriko Unno, Christina Vandekelder, Yasmin Vinograd, Cristian Visentin, Yiota Vogli, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Laura Zecchini, Caterina Zucchi.
 

Events      View / hide events

2020:
Open call  29 Jun 2020 - 31 Jan 2021  Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2021 11th Edition..
Open call  10 Jan 2020 - 05 Mar 2020  Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2020 10th edition..
2019:
Award  12 May 2019 - 31 May 2019  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019  Gioielli in Fermento in Paris: Bijoux en Effervescence.
2018:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018  Gioielli in Fermento at JOYA Barcelona 2018.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  Gioielli in Fermento in Padua.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018  Gioielli in Fermento: Un bel Panorama.
Award giving  13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Winners.
Exhibition  13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
Award  13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
2017:
Open call  20 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018  Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th Edition.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection.
Open call  21 Feb 2017 - 09 Apr 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection. Call for artists.
2016:
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Highlights from Gioielli in Fermento in New York.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  13 Jun 2015 - 19 Jul 2015  Gioielli in Fermento 2015 at Museo del Bijou.
Workshop  09 May 2015 - 10 May 2015  Re-writing your own script by Charon Kransen.
Exhibition  03 May 2015 - 20 May 2015  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  22 Nov 2014 - 03 Dec 2014  Gioielli in Fermento Gallery: Art Party.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014  Gioielli in Fermento #gallery.
Exhibition  05 Aug 2014 - 16 Aug 2014  Gioielli in Fermento at Rivellino Art Gallery.
Exhibition  10 Jul 2014 - 22 Jul 2014  Gioielli in Fermento at Dozza’s Rocca Sforzesca.
Exhibition  04 May 2014 - 22 May 2014  Gioielli In ...Fermento.
2013:
2012:

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Gioielli in Fermento Master Collection. Gioielli in FermentoPiacenza,  2017
Book:  Gioielli in...fermento 2014. La Vigna delle Arti:  Ziano Piacentino,  2014
Archivio Negroni workspace: tools for contemporary arts. Milano, Italy  Ph. Angela Petrarelli.
Archivio Negroni workspace: tools for contemporary arts. Milano, Italy  Ph. Angela Petrarelli

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Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy.
Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy

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Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy.
Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy

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Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive Ph. Ruggero Buffo.
Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive Ph. Ruggero Buffo

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Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive Ph. Ruggero Buffo.
Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive Ph. Ruggero Buffo

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Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive - Ph. Angela Petrarelli​.
Archivio Negroni: artifacts samples from the archive - Ph. Angela Petrarelli​

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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Landmarks, 2018. Gold, silver, niello, patina. 5 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: P. Terzi. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Landmarks, 2018
Gold, silver, niello, patina
5 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: P. Terzi
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition
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Liana Pattihis. Brooch: Annata, 2019. The glass base and fragments from two wine glasses, silver, oxidized silver chain, enameled, ball chain, stainless steel, fixing agent.. Base: ø 5.6 cm, 10 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Liana Pattihis. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition. From series: To Mend my Broken Heart. Liana Pattihis
Brooch: Annata, 2019
The glass base and fragments from two wine glasses, silver, oxidized silver chain, enameled, ball chain, stainless steel, fixing agent.
Base: ø 5.6 cm, 10 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Liana Pattihis
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition
From series: To Mend my Broken Heart
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Yoko Takirai. Pietro Pellitteri. Brooch: Impressioni, 2019. Iron, silicone, silver, stainless steel.. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition. Yoko Takirai
Pietro Pellitteri
Brooch: Impressioni, 2019
Iron, silicone, silver, stainless steel.
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition
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Yiota Vogli. Brooch: Supper, 2019. Copper, pigments, alpaca.. 13 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition. The design concept for this project is to create a simple, peaceful and orderly spatial arrangement, as simplicity is not only aesthetic value but has a moral connotation that reveals the inner qualities and essence of materials and objects.. Yiota Vogli
Brooch: Supper, 2019
Copper, pigments, alpaca.
13 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition

The design concept for this project is to create a simple, peaceful and orderly spatial arrangement, as simplicity is not only aesthetic value but has a moral connotation that reveals the inner qualities and essence of materials and objects.

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Yasuko Kanno. Brooch: Shape of the moment, 2019. Silver, stainless steel.. Photo by: Takashi Shimomura. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition. Yasuko Kanno
Brooch: Shape of the moment, 2019
Silver, stainless steel.
Photo by: Takashi Shimomura
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition
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Fumiki Taguchi. Pendant: Untitled, 2016. Iron, silver, urushi, paint, soil powder. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2016 - Premio Torre Fornello VI edition. From series: Kuchitehazimari. Through the exposure to the elements causing a layer of rust to form, the signs of time passing is added to the hands of the craftsman producing an addictive result as jewelry could ferment and ripe beneath the earth; in Japanese the word for sleep and fermentation is the same, implying a restorative nature of time in both cases. / from interview with K.Toporski, Metalsmith vol.36-3. Fumiki Taguchi
Pendant: Untitled, 2016
Iron, silver, urushi, paint, soil powder
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2016 - Premio Torre Fornello VI edition
From series: Kuchitehazimari

Through the exposure to the elements causing a layer of rust to form, the signs of time passing is added to the hands of the craftsman producing an addictive result as jewelry could ferment and ripe beneath the earth; in Japanese the word for sleep and fermentation is the same, implying a restorative nature of time in both cases. / from interview with K.Toporski, Metalsmith vol.36-3

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Fumiki Taguchi. Pendant: Untitled, 2016. Iron, silver, urushi, paint, soil powder. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2016 - Premio Torre Fornello VI edition. From series: Kuchitehazimari. Through the exposure to the elements causing a layer of rust to form, the signs of time passing is added to the hands of the craftsman producing an addictive result as jewelry could ferment and ripe beneath the earth; in Japanese the word for sleep and fermentation is the same, implying a restorative nature of time in both cases. / from interview with K.Toporski, Metalsmith vol.36-3. Fumiki Taguchi
Pendant: Untitled, 2016
Iron, silver, urushi, paint, soil powder
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2016 - Premio Torre Fornello VI edition
From series: Kuchitehazimari

Through the exposure to the elements causing a layer of rust to form, the signs of time passing is added to the hands of the craftsman producing an addictive result as jewelry could ferment and ripe beneath the earth; in Japanese the word for sleep and fermentation is the same, implying a restorative nature of time in both cases. / from interview with K.Toporski, Metalsmith vol.36-3

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Eliana Negroni. Brooch: Aluminium vibes, 2017. Aluminium, silver. Eliana Negroni
Brooch: Aluminium vibes, 2017
Aluminium, silver
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Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy.
Archivio Negroni: open space views. Milano, Italy

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Archivio Negroni: the entrance view. Milano, Italy.
Archivio Negroni: the entrance view. Milano, Italy

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