Secondome Design Gallery
15 Dicember-30 Jenuary
Designers’ Joy is the first Contemporary Jewellery exhibition presented by Secondome Gallery, curated by Domitilla Dardi.
The exhibition hosts privileged new creations, along with the revival of existing projects, by a diverse group of designers of different ages and cultural backgrounds. The divergent spectrum of International jewellery present in this group show is analyzed in every possible aspect by 20 international designers: Massimiliano Adami, Maria Jennifer Carew, Odoardo Fioravanti, Lanzavecchia+Wai, RuiYin Lin, Eugenia Morpurgo and Olivia de Gouveia, Nucleo, Chiara Onida, Paula, Omer Polak, Superstudio, Giò Tirotto, Zaven. Marc Newson, Ted Noten, Gijs Bakker, Paolo Ulian, Rolf Sachs for CHP. Selvaggia Armani for Bijouets.
Every jewel opens a door to explore a different concept of design and beauty; thus, a reflection upon the language of ornament, decoration and beauty.
This exhibition highlights the values of research in a new area of design for most of these established artists. Breaking away from the routines of their predominant design programs, the designers involved have experimented with technology, craftsmanship, shapes, materials and new productive processes.
As highlight of the exhibition Designers’ Joy presents jewels by Superstudio from 1970 sketches that will be produced for the first time for this exhibition and exclusively for Secondome. Superstudio, the pioneers of Italian radical architecture, explore the diversion from their monumental creations on a smaller scale with details in rings and bracelets. This collection is inspired by the famous project of Architectural Istograms and by the furniture series Misura for Zanotta (an icon of the furniture design world, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York)