The second edition of The Jewellery Lounge was inaugurated 12 September 2015 and continued until the 15th as a special experimental project of the Fashion & Jewels section of Homi Milano. A whole range of select international designers were presented, through powerful collections in gold, silver, bronze and alternative materials, offering an expressive contribution to the contemporary jewellery world.
DV Jewellery by Danielle Vroemen is distinguished for its geometric shapes and futuristic vision of extremely sober and clean rings, pendants and earrings, mainly in silver that reflect an ultra-minimal concept of jewellery. On the other side of that coin, See Under Love has a more fashionable approach to bijoux with bold chains and bejewelled accessories with a clear and strong ready-to-wear style. Lauren Christy chooses bronze and silver, recalling nature and her love for Italy in realizing small treasures to be worn in a charming mix-and-match style. Mikky Eger‘s mini-sculptures are true wearable works of art, from a creative universe in which craftsmanship, emotion and passion are combined in one-of-a-kind gold and silver jewels with abstract and fantastical shapes, giving movement to material. From Poland, Karolina Bik’s pieces appeal for their strong innovation that unites aesthetics and design with rings and necklaces that are intoxicating for their balance and captivating combinations of rough and irregular stones and sandy and never-perfect gold finishes. Mandala T dives head first into nature and relives her innate and tasteful elegance, shaping metal and small easy-to-wear gold and silver jewels inspired by leaves, seeds and flowers of lush South American plant life. Colombian designer Natalia Criado founder of Little Lucia surprises us with a trip down memory lane revisiting her childhood memories, which culminate in unique, fun, unusual and original jewels, thanks to an unmistakable twist of gold, silver, pearls, plastic and semi-precious stones. Brazilian designer Sheila Cunha’s delicate offerings in gold, silver, pearls and semi-precious stones are inspired by a passion for the travels they sum up with extreme sophistication in the form of bucolic pendants, floral rings and flowing earrings. A 70s feel for Isla Fontaine with sharp collections that are soft and graceful at the same time, best communicating the various facets of the feminine soul, in gold and gold-plated bronze.
The Jewellery Lounge project is part of a new vision that aims to give life to a meaningful synergy in contemporary jewellery; the primary purpose of the selection of the designers is to bring together many artistic realities, which are often very different from one another, yet united by the idea of exchanging ideas in a continual discussion on design, form, aesthetic, research, ideas, volumes and proportions.