Lucky for us jewelry fanatics, this year’s Design/Miami will not disappoint. The fair that’s oriented towards everything design will host an unprecedented selection of galleries specializing in the best collectible pieces of art jewelry around.
Key names in the game include Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, as well as first time gallery exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani.
Didier Ltd. gallery will be present with a selection specializing in historical jewels by leading post-war artists. They will pay homage to italian jewelers, and blood brothers Arnaldo and Gio Pomodoro, who later went on to big-scale sculpture. This is their biggest collection to date, with over 40 pieces. Jewelry by the likes of Braque, Picasso, and Alexander Calder will also be on display, as well as a section dedicated to works by women artists, including all-time favorite Louise Nevelson.
Along with the Pomodoro brothers, works from ethical jeweler Ute Decker will be on display. Decker is fully dedicated to everything sustainable in her craft, from fair-trade gold, bio-resins derived from sunflowers, to sustainable packaging. Her commitment to the cause is reinforced through her articles on the subject matter, as well as her website, which has become a mecca for information on eco-friendly jewelry practices.
Louisa Guinness Gallery will be representing the Indian-born sculptor Anish Kapoor, most known for his large scale public works that tend to play with ideas of depth and perception. In his miniature works, one can see his architectural style and effects of illusion are still ever so present, with the upside of being wearable.
A most familiar name will be bending genres as he shows his cross-over talents from artist to jeweler at the On/Site booth of Elisabetta Cipriani. Carlos Cruz-Diez, color theorist and op-art genius will participate with eleven pieces of jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, rings and brooches he designed in the seventies for friends and family. Cruz-Diez will also collaborate in the booth design which will focus on color, line, and the viewer’s perception.
Hands down, this Design Miami/ and their jewelry showcase will be one you do not want to miss. What this year’s fair offers is sculpture, architecture, functionality, and craftsmanship combined as jewelry, and it all can fit in the palm of your hand, around your neck, or on your finger.