Selections from the Klimt02 2010 Collection
Klimt02 is *the* site for contemporary jewelry artists. There’s an extensive list of exhibitions, showcases, fairs, and calls for entry going on around the world, a directory of jewellers and galleries, and an online store.
Klimt02 recently announced their 2010 collection, “a selection of essential and benchmark jewels in contemporary jewellery.” 140 pieces from 26 international artists were included this year, and each piece is for sale through Klimt02. Ten of my favorites, after the jump.
Haunted by 36 Women
Many types of women have inspired Ted Noten in making his new series of work. Assemblages, rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches in many different colors, materials and sizes are the result of a one year survey through the world of women. Featuring: the Fashionista, the Icecream Girl and the Femme Fatale. These assemblages are translated into jewels by 3d printing technique.
During Design Miami, Atelier Ted Noten presented his first 3d printed jewellery in 24 krt. gold in a live show where the buyer can decide himself at what point in the design process he wanted to print his design so the buyer himself becomes part of the design process.
The Japanese artist Hokusai immortalized the most enchanting landscape he knew in a group of woodprints: ‘36 views of Mount Fuji’. These images inspired Ted Noten to develop 36 jewels for just as many types of women. Noten also made images: each woman was portrayed in a three dimensional collage. The shoes, car tyres and other ‘objects trouves’ he used, seem a far cry from regular jewellery.