J E W E L R Y A N D A R C H I T E C T U R E
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Gone are the days when Vitruvius established firmitas, utilitas et venustas as the three fundamental principles of a structure. Although usually associated with architecture, these are essential features of virtually all human creations.
Also present in the effectiveness with which nature itself responds to its basic needs, the unique combination of structure, ergonomics and beauty challenges the author today to respond in the most effective and original way to a problem that is repeated since the beginning of time.
The relation that can be established between jewelry and architecture is far from formal or just a matter of scale. Sources of inspiration related to history, engineering or conceptual approach easily intersect these two artistic fields... If jewelry, for its ability to be worn, its symbolic and social roles, is at the boundary between the useful purpose and the uselessness of art that exists only to be admired; architecture, in turn, also often exceeds the condition of a machine for living in to be monument or symbolic portrait of an era.
Geometric or organic, modern or revivalist, minimal or full of excesses, jewelry or architecture - we challenge authors to let yourself be inspired by the intersection between these two worlds.
C H A L L E N G E
With the main objective to show the quality and diversity of contemporary jewelry, opening its doors to the general public, Tincal lab invited jewelers from around the world for a challenge: the creation of up to 3 pieces with a maximum price of 50€, inspired by the theme “Jewelry and Architecture”. About 30 authors from over 10 countries have accepted and this is the result!
On exhibition at Tincal lab from 14th of November to 31st of December of 2015.
P A R T I C I P A N T S
Argentina / France
Polonia / Belgium
Italy / UK
Mercè Llopis Freixas
Teresa e Helena Jané
Angola / Portugal
[photo: Santiago Calatrava, Auditório de Tenerife, Espanha]
Tincal lab . Curating and experimenting in contemporary jewelry