ELSA VANIER GALLERY JOINS 58 FACETTES
by Kyra Brenzinger
Lthe famous Elsa Vanier gallery has chosen 58 Facettes to promote his passion for contemporary jewelry. Our editor-in-chief, Kyra Brenzinger, presents her creative favorites through the selection of one piece by designer.
A true artist, Agathe Saint Girons approaches jewelry as a work of art. Working all materials from glass to metal including leather, she puts all her creative force into a piece of jewelry. The Rock ring perfectly illustrates his research for materials with facets in brushed silver, branded and partially set with black diamonds.
Metal is a form of expression for this contemporary visual artist and jeweler. The purity of the lines is associated with a damascening work on the material that she discovered in Korea. Its 8-shaped Infinity ring from the Je te toi collection poetically evokes fusional love entwined like a knot.
INFINITY RING, 925 SILVER, JE TE TIENS COLLECTION
Designer and graphic designer, Claire Wolfstirn brings an almost kinetic look to the jewel. Its geometric shapes play on openwork which creates movement with a play of light. The Petit Ricochet earrings in the shape of round cups are cut on the outline creating the effect of a gaze with its iris and the light that focuses on the pupil.
"PETIT RICOCHET" EARRINGS
After living in England and Denmark, Karen Gay settled in France and she reveals to us her mastery as a goldsmith. When hot meets cold, it creates sparks and it turns them into stars and comets. Her Astre ring shines with all its fire with gold and diamond rings surrounding a sublime Tahitian pearl.
The molten material truly fascinates Laurence Oppermann who uses ancestral techniques to create unique jewelry, made with a blowtorch on her workbench. Its Mine d'Or ring is forged in the shape of a silver chalice and worked inside with a. gold leaf creating a real alchemy between the two precious metals
A true artist and like a magician, Marianne Anselin transforms abandoned objects into a work of art. She likes the wear and the fragility of materials because they are a sign of life. Its Paris bracelet in rusted iron, patinated and shaped like a spring, symbolizes this rebound in life and a few gold threads evoke its preciousness.
Trained at the HEAR in Strasbourg, Marine Dominiczak wondered about the role of jewelery and the canons of beauty within our society. The jewel strengthens the fragile parts of our body while creating a precious link between the neck, the wrist or the finger. Its Choksu ring Small silver finger, formed of octopus tentacles, goes even further by putting us in touch with the animal kingdom.
RING SMALL FINGER SILVER 925 CHOKSU COLLECTION
Cabinetmaker by training, Martin Spreng naturally enjoys working with materials. On his jewelry, he works with patinas or digs imprints like small lunar craters. For his latest collection, he explored titanium with his Les Roseaux cuff. The titanium reed stems are delicately adorned with gold and blue titanium pearls and multicolored tourmaline cabochons evoking the colors of ponds.
"LES ROSEAUX" TITANIUM CUFF
A sculptor by training, Nathalie Dmitrovic approaches her jewelry from its 3 dimensions. Alternating strength and softness, she likes to draw feminine and generous curves. Her Enlace-moi ring in blue titanium and blue diamonds takes shape around the finger in an embrace to take us into an imaginary and futuristic world.
TITANIUM DIAMONDS RING TOWARD ME!
Research and innovation are the real creative threads of Patrice Fabre. Its “Concrete” line revolutionized jewelry by associating gold-reinforced concrete with diamonds and in 1990 it won its first Diamond Awards. A true best seller, the Concrete bracelet is particularly striking with its princess cut diamond.
CONCRETE AND DIAMOND RING BRACELET ON SILVER, 3 ROWS
Based in Limoges, Philippe and Laurence Ratinaud have been recognized for 30 years for their mastery of enamel and metal, combined with new materials such as porcelain or wood. The Namibia Dia ring in blackened silver and gold evokes the veins of the bark, underlined by diamonds paying homage to the preciousness of nature.
NAMIBIA DIA RING
True globetrotter, Suzanne Otwell Nègre grew up in the architectural aesthetic of the Orient before exercising his artistic eye by collaborating with the Museum Modern of Art in New York. Installed in the south of France for 40 years, she likes to play with light and the contrasts of materials. The 7 Strates round pendant features 7 steel and gold plates, pleated to better capture light reflections and to create wearable art.
PENDANT 7 STRATES ROUND
Discover these creators, during the next Pop-up store from June 10 to 13, 2021
Elsa Vanier X Gallery 58 Facettes
18 rue du pont Louis-Philippe Paris 4th
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