Réf 0099 -Conceptual ring designed by Mina Wu for Chi Ha Paura…? A Gijs Bakker project.
Material: silver 925, plexiglas, pearl
Size : 50
Diam : 2 cm
Just as our imagination magnifies things we perceive as important, ‘Big Pearl’ features a lens that magnifies a small pearl.
Mina Wu (Taipei, Taiwan, 1976 – Tokyo, Japan, 2009) came to Holland in 2000 to study and work as a jewellery, product and textile designer. She first graduated in jewellery design at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2004) and after obtained an IM Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven. Both Droog and chp…? collected her works.
Her works have been traveling with exhibitions inside the Netherlands and internationally. For Droog: ‘Go Slow’, Tokyo (2004), Salone del Mobile presentations ‘Value for Money’ (2005) and ‘Garden of Delight’ (2006), Sony Vaio 5th Anniversary, Hong Kong, Ambiente in Frankfurt. Talente in Munich (2005); touring exhibition ‘Languages’ (2005), ‘g.e.b.o.r.d.u.u.r.d’ Textile Museum Tilburg (2006); ‘The Red Dress’ project (2006); ‘Love Stamp’ for Tokyo Design Week; ‘Chi ha paura…?’ exhibition
Mina was nominated for Designer of the Year 2007 at the Design Museum London.
In 2007 Mina, together with M3H architects, worked on an art project for Dutch housing cooperation Ymere. For residential area Het Plateel in Purmerend she designed Jugenstil inspired decorations, that she intended to look like free hand drawings on the walls. Mina never got to see the realization of what she had designed – she died before the project was finalized, making it her last work.
About Chi ha Paura… ? (chp…?)
chp…? jewelry is a brand. A collection. It’s jewelry in context. It’s a Gijs Bakker project.
chp…? jewelry, based in Amsterdam since 1996.
Designer and co-founder of Droog Design Gijs Bakker and Italian gallery owner Marijke Vallanzasca set up the foundation Chi ha paura…?, wanting to show the world that by producing conceptual design jewelry, a good piece of jewelry is more than a decorative accessory. For chp…?, the brands name since 2013, originality of the concept is central to the design and is supported by a fitting choice of material and technology. By showing that jewelry design evolves just like any other design discipline chp…? fills an existing void by making designer jewelry more widely accessible.
chp…? asks well-established designers to invigorate the tradition of jewelry design, while paying particular attention to concept, play, new techniques and materials, and by this concentrating more on the preciousness of the idea rather than on the material value of the object. ©Chi Ha paura…?
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