9–15 March 2020

(12.03 – 21.03.2020)

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Serendipity: when jewelry meets architecture

Laura Micheli, Kollektiv A

Ruffinistraße 33, 80637 München, Germany

15.03 Opening Hours 15:00-21:00 / Aperitif 17:00-21:00
16.03 10:00-16:00, 17.03 09:00-18:00 / Cakes & Coffee from 11:00

ring Linea, Flora, Pepita, gold plated Silver, Photo Ugne Pouwell
Ring, Earrings Arpa, Gold Plated silver, collection Arpa, Photo Ugne Pouwell

SERENDIPITY: WHEN JEWELRY MEETS ARCHITECTURE
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 hancrafted 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.

Earrings, Silver, collection Nodo, Photo Ugne Pouwell
Ring Linea, Flora, Pepita, gold plated Silver, Photo Ugne Pouwell

Organized by: Laura Micheli
Laura studied architecture at the „Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio“, Switzerland where she graduated her Bachelor Degree in 2013 and Master Degree in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 she worked in international architecture and design offices like Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris, Quincoces-Dragò & Partners in Milan and the Surman Weston Ltd 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). „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…

 

Rings silver / gold plated silver, collection Arcadia, Photo Ugne Pouwell
Ring Marmolada, Ring, Silver, 18k Gold, collection One Too

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 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.

Laura Micheli, ring Nodo: ring, silver, collection Nodo, Photo Ugne
Necklace, Gold Plated silver, collection Nodo, Photo Ugne Pouwell

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 theKollektiv 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 “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.

Ring, Silver, Enamel, collection Masai
Ring, Silver, collection One Tool