Silver Necklace made of weaving silver chains designed by Dinie Besems for Chi Ha Paura… ? A Gijs Bakker project
Material: silver 925
Size : 29 x 29 cm (11,5 x 11,5 in.)
From the Haute Couture collection
A loosely woven mat of prefabricated silver chains which elegantly drapes over the shoulders. Final arrangement depends on where the wearer places the mesh over her head.
Dinie Besems designs sculptural jewelry which has several interfaces with art, architecture and even food. She works as an independent designer in Amsterdam, with an unorthodox, conceptual approach to jewelry: ‘Even though I never take the jewel itself as my starting point, my ideas always end up on the body, which is often the way it has to be with jewelry.’ Her basis is the line, often incorporating a numerical methodology in which shapes can be repeated or enlarged.
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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