5 designers to look out for at Goldsmiths' Fair
Established in 1983, the fair – which takes place September 22 –28 – will provide an exciting opportunity to discover the best and the most promising up-and-coming jewellery designers. Buro 24/7 profiles 5 not to be missed...
1. Zoe Arnold
Rather uniquely, Arnold is inspired by objects in her writing and poetry – such as precious metals and gemstones – which she incorporates into her pieces using traditional jewellery making skills. The result is pieces that are simultaneously classic, and inspiringly inventive and original.
2. Ute Decker
On of the original pioneer's of fair-trade gold, Decker's pieces are bold, modern, minimal and striking. Her architectural approach has earned her recognition from prestigious galleries, the international press, collectors and a place at the coveted Goldsmiths' Fair.
3. Andrew Lamb
Lamb is directly inspired by nature – namely the organic patterns and details of the world, which so often go unnoticed. The designer combines this passion with his love for textiles and incorporates a metal "woven textile" to each piece he creates.
4. Jacqueline Mina OBE
Mina has created a way to fuse gold and platinum to create her sculptural pieces of art –which are notably, free from any design restraints. One of the world's most celebrated goldsmiths, her passion for precious metals have led to her collections being some of the most sought-after in the world.
5. Ornella Iannuzzi
Iannuzzi takes inspiration from the late French glass designer Rene Lalique – known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments. Using only sustainable sources, the designer has a stint at Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris on her impressive design C.V.
The Goldsmiths' Fair takes place over two weeks. Week one runs September 22–28. Week two September 30–October 5. Find out more at the official website here.