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Platina Design Award 2006

The daily contact with customers and guest at the gallery formed the question; can a piece of exclusive contemporary jewellery with high artistic quality cost only €50? Can we offer something to all these faithful fans of contemporary jewellery that could not resist an offer for this price? The idea is to spread contemporary jewellery by selling more contemporary jewellery.

The challenge of Platina Design Award is to create an exclusive jewellery, totally or partly handmade with a sense of uniqueness that shows an awareness in choice of material and design for the selling price of maximum €50 in the Platina Gallery. The award includes €500.

We at Platina Gallery are overwhelmed by the response of the competition.
We have received 38 contributions from 8 different countries.

Responsible jury of The Platina Design Award 2006:
Sofia Björkman, jewellery artist and founder of Platina Gallery
Åsa Skogberg, jewellery artist and founder of Platina Gallery
Jenny Edlund, silver smith and jewellery artist

The winning contribution and the 7 following contributions will be exhibited and for sale in Platina Gallery and Platina web site during December.




WINNER 2006:

VAISHALI MORJARIA - KENYA "It left a mark on me, it left a mark on you"

Vaishali Morjaria´s contribution is a ring made of fabric and printed henna patterns. Her intelligent solution of using modern fabric material with smart and unexpected design together with old and traditional adornment shows a deep understanding for jewellery as a bridge in time.

Coming from a mixed cultural background (Indian, African and European) Vaishali Morjaria is always enticed to how one can bring out the beauty of one culture and merge it with another. Something that's not only perplexing but also voluminous. Something she can create not only to fit into the current, but something multifarious, something with a vibe of its own.
Vaishali Morjaria have studied jewellery in Birmingham.

"This collection is based on Henna… an Indian and Arabian tradition which is very upbeat as temporary tattoos all over the world today. The process of applying henna was originally for brides. Indian brides are applied henna as forms of blessings. My collection was based on cultures of Africa and India in forms of henna and colours. I took the form inspiration from Elizabethan collars and therefore integrating all the cultures in one."


The 7 following contributions:


 

Mette Saabye - Denmark

"Diamonds in porcelain"

 

Jantje Fleischhut - The Netherlands

"Schnee von Gestern" - Brosches made of skis

Ulrika Swärd & Cstello Hansen - Sweden/Denmark

"A ring for a princess in all ages"

Konceptet bakom vårt förslag är både enkelt och komplext.
Smycket är en ring som storleksmässigt passar en liten flicka på cirka 6 år.
Tanken är att man kan få den som gåva, växa in i den och när man växer ur
den kan ha den kvar som halssmycke.
Vi har arbetat med ringens ikonografi som gör att den tydligt framstår som
ring även när den bärs om halsen.
På grund av ringens inneboende sentiment, att stenen är gjuten i ringen, är
ringen "bilden av en ring" och en "verklig ring" på samma gång.
Man kan förära ringen till en prinsessa som man känner oavsett ålder.
En aspekt i ringens karaktär är att man får lust att prova den, den talar
till prinsessan och barnet i oss alla.

 

Annika Åkerfelt - Sweden

Brosch utan nål
Brooch without a needle

Denna brosch låter tyget bli en del av mekanismen, textilen integreras i smycket på ett annat sätt än en vanlig brosch. Den fungerar bäst på stretch tyger och är perfekt för att "piffa upp" en oversize t-shirt. Broschen kan bäras både vågrätt, lodrätt och diagonalt tack vare att kedjan på ringen går att flytta. Broschen förefaller ganska osynlig förutom kedjan, men om man ser den sticka fram från sidan är det en prickig dekorativ kant man ser. Det här är en brosch som sätter igång kreativiteten hos bäraren, tyget kan placeras slätt eller draperat, broschen har oändliga variationsmöjligheter…

 

Therese Stawlin - Sweden

"I skuggan av en brosch"
"A shadow of a brooch"

 

Åsa Lockner - Sweden

Necklace in silver and rubber

 

Pamela Wilson - Sweden

"INAUTILUS" - Necklace and brooch made of plastic and aluminium

 

 

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