Réf 0102 – A silver and enamel bracelet designed by Marc Newson for Chi Ha Paura… ? A Gijs Bakker project
A slice taken off a hollow tube reveals a brightly coloured, mysterious interior.
Inner diameter : 6,2 cm (2,5 in)
Material: silver 925 – Red enamel
Marc Newson has been described as the most influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.
Born in Sydney, Newson spent much of his childhood traveling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition – featuring the Lockheed Lounge – a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction.
Newson has lived and worked in Tokyo, Paris, and London where he is now based, and he continues to travel widely. His clients include a broad range of the best known and most prestigious brands in the world – from manufacturing and technology to transportation, fashion and the luxury goods sector. Many of his designs have been a runaway success for his clients and have achieved the status of modern design icons. In addition to his core business, he has also founded and run a number of successful companies, including a fine watch brand and an aerospace design consultancy, and has also held senior management positions at client companies; including currently being the Creative Director of Qantas Airways.
Marc Newson was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received numerous awards and distinctions. He was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, holds Adjunct Professorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and most recently was created CBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum and V&A, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Having set numerous records at auction, Newson’s work now accounts for almost 25% of the total contemporary design art market.
Newson has been the focus of on-going and intense interest in the media, generating significant editorial value for his clients, and he has been the subject of a number of books and documentary films.
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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