Réf 0097 – A laser-cut bracelet designed by Paolo Ulian for the Dutch brand « Chi Ha Paura…? ». A Gijs Bakker project
Material: lasercut stainless steel
Inner Diam : 6,5 cm
H : 6,5 cm
The design of this bracelet, cut in two parts, stretched and welded together, symbolises the globe. The laser cut lines refer to the equator, poles, and other geographical lines that are used for navigation and communication. As such they also represent our expanding global networks.
Paolo Ulian is born in Massa-Carrara in Italy in 1961. He attended the courses in painting at the Accademy of Fine Arts of Carrara
Afterwards he entered of the I.S.I.A. (Institute of Industrial Arts) of Florence, were he got a diploma in Industrial Design in 1990.
At the end of 1990 he started working with Enzo Mari and remains with him until 1992. Since 1994 he takes part in many exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In the Milan furniture fair 2000 he took part in the Salone Satellite and won the first international “Design Report Award” launched by the German magazine Design Report. In the following years he won the “Dedalus” Design Award and collaborates with Droog Design and some Italian companies like Fontana Arte, Luminara, Zani e Zani, BBB Bonacina, Sensi&C., Coop, Azzurra Ceramiche, Officinanove, Skitsch.
His first solo exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi was held in Milan at Careof / Viafarini Gallery. In 2010 there is the second solo exhibition at the Triennale di Milano curated by Enzo Mari. In 2011 a marble furniture collection was shown for Le Fablier at ‘Il Castello’ Gallery in Milan.
His works have been exhibited in personal and collective exhibitions all over the world (including the Biennale of Glass in Venice, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of New York and the V&A Museum in London) and have received numerous international awards.
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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