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Fumiko Gotô

Jeweller
Published: 11.07.2019
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Nasubi 04L, 2019. Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, silver.925.. 2.8 x 2.6 x 4.5 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Nasubi 04L, 2019
Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, silver.925.
2.8 x 2.6 x 4.5 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019. Hand - carved mammoth ivory, mother of pearl, silver.925.. 2.9 x 2.1 x 5.4 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019
Hand - carved mammoth ivory, mother of pearl, silver.925.
2.9 x 2.1 x 5.4 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Nasubi 04R, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, serpentine, chalcedony, silver.925.. 2.8 x 2.3 x 5 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Nasubi 04R, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, serpentine, chalcedony, silver.925.
2.8 x 2.3 x 5 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Kushi 011, 2018. Hand-carved buffalo horn, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.. 2.7 x 1.5 x 7.9 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Kushi 011, 2018
Hand-carved buffalo horn, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.
2.7 x 1.5 x 7.9 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019. Hand-carved mammoth ivory, carnelian, silver.925.. 2.7 x 1.9 x 4.7 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019
Hand-carved mammoth ivory, carnelian, silver.925.
2.7 x 1.9 x 4.7 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Mayu OV013 and Mayu OV012B, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, Japanese coral, serpentine, silver.925.
. Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, onyx, silver.925.. 2 x 2.3 x 6.9 cm; 1.8 x 2.3 x 6 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Mayu OV013 and Mayu OV012B, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, Japanese coral, serpentine, silver.925.
Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, onyx, silver.925.
2 x 2.3 x 6.9 cm; 1.8 x 2.3 x 6 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.. 3.2 x 1.6 x 5 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.
3.2 x 1.6 x 5 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Nasubi 04L, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, Tahitian Keshi pearl, silver.925.. 2.8 x 1.8 x 4.7 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Nasubi 04L, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, Tahitian Keshi pearl, silver.925.
2.8 x 1.8 x 4.7 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Mayu RO022, 2018. Hand-carved Elforyn®, buffalo horn, Japanese coral, silver.925.. 4.7 x 2.3 x 6.2 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Mayu RO022, 2018
Hand-carved Elforyn®, buffalo horn, Japanese coral, silver.925.
4.7 x 2.3 x 6.2 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Mayu OV013A, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.. 1.9 x 2.3 x 6.6 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Mayu OV013A, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.
1.9 x 2.3 x 6.6 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Hyôtan 024, 2018. Hand carved Elforyn®, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.. 2.5 x 1.7 x 4.8 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Hyôtan 024, 2018
Hand carved Elforyn®, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.
2.5 x 1.7 x 4.8 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, South Sea pearl, carnelian, silver.925.. 2.8 x 2.5 x 4.8 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Soramame 07, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, South Sea pearl, carnelian, silver.925.
2.8 x 2.5 x 4.8 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Hyôtan 021, 2019. Hand-carved Elforyn®, onyx, Japanese coral, silver.925.. 2.3 x 2.3 x 5.7 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Hyôtan 021, 2019
Hand-carved Elforyn®, onyx, Japanese coral, silver.925.
2.3 x 2.3 x 5.7 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Ichyô 011, 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, serpentine, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.. 3.9 x 1.6 x 3.9 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Ichyô 011, 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, serpentine, Mediterranean coral, silver.925.
3.9 x 1.6 x 3.9 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Hyôtan 011B, 2018. Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, silver.925.. 1.9 x 1.6 x 6.5 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Hyôtan 011B, 2018
Hand-carved mammoth ivory, Japanese coral, silver.925.
1.9 x 1.6 x 6.5 cm
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Untitled, 2018 - 2019. Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Untitled, 2018 - 2019
Hand-carved buffalo horn, onyx, silver.925.
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Fumiko Gotô. Brooch: Hyôtan 022B, 2018. Hand-carved buffalo horn, mother of pearl, silver.925 in Tomobako-box.. 2.2 x 2.4 x 5.9 cm. Fumiko Gotô
Brooch: Hyôtan 022B, 2018
Hand-carved buffalo horn, mother of pearl, silver.925 in Tomobako-box.
2.2 x 2.4 x 5.9 cm
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Intro
After over 30 years of practicing architecture, working with different scales and typology of buildings, I am now taking on a new scale and genre by creating jewellery.
Born and growing up in Japan, and having lived many years in the US and Switzerland, my long desired interest in applying traditional Japanese motifs on creating ornament, is now taking a shape – perhaps it is also my challenge on the still maintained modernist -manifestos such as form follows function or less is more.

Inspired by traditional Japanese motifs and artefacts, I have transformed these forms into jewellery, employing substances reminiscent of traditional materials, such as carving and polishing black buffalo horn which recalls lacquerware; mammoth ivory as a substitute for protected ivory; and gems that evoke the chromatic heritage of traditional Japanese jewellery.

As in architecture, I set the scale of my jewellery to the human physiology, however in this case namely the size that fits in the mouth, as inspired by traditional Japanese sweets – wagashi.  I have been especially compelled by the size hitokuchi, which means mouthful – a morsel can be ingested whole, all at once, without first taking a nibble.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  08 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019  Ostasien.
Galerie Biró, München.

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Magazine:  Japan trifft Sixties. Ideales HEIM, Archithema Verlag AG:  Zurich,  2010
No. 10
Magazine:  Back to the Roots. Umbauen + Renovieren, Archithema Verlag AG:  Zurich,  2009
9/10
Magazine:  Szene-Lokal. Style, Schweizer Illustrierte, Ringier AG:  Zurich,  2009
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Magazine:  Interaction of function and configuration. SPA-DE, Fareast Design Editors Inc.:  Tokyo,  2008
Vol. 9
Magazine:  Bühne frei!. AIT, Alexander Koch GmbH:  Leinfelden-Echterdingen,  2008
1/2
Magazine:  Haute Coiffure. Frame, Peter Huiberts:  Amsterdam,  2007
#56, May/June.
Book:  Relax Interiors for Human Wellness. Frame Publishers, Birkhäuser Verlag AG:  Amsterdam, Basel, Boston, Berlin,  2007
Magazine:  Kunst des Origami. Umbauen + Renovieren, Archithema Verlag AG:  Zurich,  2007
9/10
Magazine:  Sixties und ein Hauch Japan. Wohn Revue, Boll Verlag AG:  Urdorf,  2007
5
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