12th March from 15:00 to 21:00 – “Apero” from 17:00
13th March from 11:00 to 17:00 – Artist Laura Micheli in the Gallery
14th March from 11:00 to 16:00 – – Artist Laura Micheli in the Gallery
15th march from 9:00 to 18:00- “A piece of jewelry & a piece of cake”
The event will put architecture and contemporary jewelry in dialogue, underlining their similar language lead by a sense of proportion, composition and materialization.
A selection of projects from the Munich based architectural office “Kollektiv A” and the pieces of jewelry handcrafted by the architect and designer Laura Micheli will be exhibited to show how the research of a “harmonious space” is present both in the larger scale of a building as well as in the minimal one of a jewerly piece.
Organized by: Laura Micheli
Laura Micheli studied architecture at the „Accademy of Architecture of Mendrisio“, Switzerland where she graduated her Bachelor Degree in 2013 and Master Degree in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 she worked in different international architecture and design offices like Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris, Quincoces-Dragò & Partners in Milan and the Surman Weston in London. In parallel to her education and work in the field of architecture, Laura deepend and studied the craft of jewelry making, starting in a small goldsmith laboratory in her home town Novi Ligure, then through courses at the „London Jewelry School“ and at the Contemporary Jewellery School „Alchimia“, in Florence (Italy). Since 2017 Laura is based in Zurich where she practices architecture with the office Michael Meier und Marius Hug Architekten and is part of the design collective Die Macherei . Since 2018 Laura has founded her own jewelry brand and design and architectural studio Laura Micheli in Zurich.
„My education in architecture has driven my interest towards every form and scale of art and design. I like to think of my pieces as intimate and emotional. I often use archaic and organic forms, often inspired by nature and my training as architect leads my eyes and hands in the sense of proportion and composition, in the role of light, in the functional research. The creative process behind my pieces takes place in different ways. It can start from a formal or aesthetic inspiration, from a memory, or from the request of the client. Often a creative error turns into an element of interest, so when a piece is not finished yet, a second is already born”.
What I’m interested in :
…Experimentation, Expression, Subconscious, Ambiguity, Duality, Analogy, Composition, Proportion, Serendipity, Death, Methamorphosis, Structure, Texture, Geometry, Light, Sublime, Function…
Kollektiv A – Represented by Benedict Esche
Benedict studied Architecture and Construction at the “Hochschule München”, at the “Technischen Universität München” and at the “Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio”, Switzerland. He has been awarded the Egon Eiermann Prize, the Wittman Scholarship and the Senator Bernhard Borst Prize. He was an Architect-in-Residence supported by the Goethe-Institute in Rotterdam in 2017 and by the German Academy Rome – Villa Massimo in Rome in 2017/2018. From 2016 to 2017 he taught at the Technical University of Munich at the chair of Design and Creation and from 2018 at the “Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio ” (Switzerland). Since 2019 he has been a lecturer for architectural strategies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He is a member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities/German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina. Since 2015 he is part of Kollektiv A, an internationally active architectural practice based in Munich.