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Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewellery

Start Date 10 November 2016
End Date 18 December 2016
Venue Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
Location Seoul, Korea
Curator Alba Cappellieri

Triennale Design Museum, the Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul and the Seoul Design Foundation present Brilliant!

The Futures of Italian Jewellery, curated by Alba Cappellieri, a selection of about 50 Italian jewels made by masters and young talents, skilled artisans and jewellery companies. The works are an expression of the highest manufacturing skills and the finest industrial production, in a harmonious blend of art, design, fashion and new technologies.

The selected jewels are emblematic of the future scenarios awaiting Italian jewellery, which are: Admirable Manufacturing, Everyday Beauty, Avant Craft, Precious Technologies and Collective Creativity. The queen of all is the necklace, the most representative jewel of Italian goldsmithing.

The exhibition aims to illustrate both the manufacturing mission and the technological innovation involved in contemporary Italian jewellery and the way it interacts with other sectors. What emerges is a variety of styles, experiments and research, from high jewellery to the latest wearable interactive technologies. The fragmentary nature of the present gives us glimpses of the future in a combination of settings and contexts of great appeal.

Through the works of Antonini, Giampaolo Babetto, Buccellati, Margherita Burgener, Fabio Cammarata, Carla Riccoboni, Monica Castiglioni for .bijouets, Chantecler, Crivelli, Riccardo Dalisi, Damiani, Fratelli De Simone, Gianfranco Ferré, Francesca Villa, Emma Francesconi, Giulio Iacchetti per Maison 203, Alba Polenghi Lisca, Liverino 1894, Maison Franco Pianegonda, Manuganda, Stefano Marchetti, Marco Bicego, Marni, Mattia Cielo, Mattia Mazza, Mattioli, Mimí Broggian Milano, Misis, Giancarlo Montebello, Moschino, Barbara Paganin, Pasquale Bruni, Francesco Pavan, Percossi Papi, Gaetano Pesce, Roberto Giannotti, Sandra Di Giacinto, Santagostino, Sharra Pagano, Stefan Hafner, Stefania Lucchetta, Lella Valle Vignelli for San Lorenzo, Vendorafa, Vhernier, Vinaya, Giorgio Visconti, Graziano Visintin, Brilliant! illustrates the beauty, quality and variety of Italian jewellery – a variety that is a unique feature of the contemporary world.

Brilliant! was presented for the first time in Milan in 2016 on the occasion of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, and it will be presented in Seoul, as the first exhibition abroad, thanks to the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul, Seoul Design Foundation and Alitalia.