For 24Design, Zara Arsenyan has created a limited edition of unique pieces of jewellery inspired by Her fascination for the Art Nouveau aesthetic.
Zara Arsenyan was born in Armenia and is based in Barcelona. Her two passions are visual arts and the theatre. Zara designs fabrics and theatre costumes. Fascinated by Art Nouveau the artist started designing unique and beautiful jewellery made of elements of antique furniture and jewellery.
The beginning of the fascination
‘My story with jewellery began in Barcelona, Art Nouveau city, the city I know. Once while visiting a small flea market I noticed in a pile of old jewellery some elements from the beginning of the last century. I took it in my hands and realised that we have lost our predecessors idea of aesthetics, and along with it, the possibility to create unique objects. The only thing that counts now is time spent on creating something, but what we lose in the same time is an individual approach.’
Zara’s unique technique
‘My fascination with Art Nouveau began a long time ago and as soon as I had chance to make my dreams come true, I started searching for anything associated with this style. Everything I use in my creation is authentic. I try to ensure all elements are antique, even neck-chains, although it’s not always successful and some are exceptionally bought in contemporary shops. The most common question concerning my jewellery is what kind of metals are they made of? To be honest I have no idea. I don’t want to focus on the materials – the idea is to give the second life to something that is beautiful but already discarded, despite being precious. Probably some elements are silver and gold elements or even gems, but I wish not to put a stress on this aspect. To me the essence of their existence is the most valuable aspect’.
Appreciating Art Nouveau
‘I try to live like a river… to flow and take what life brings. After leaving Armenia in 1993 I wasn’t able to predict what was going to happen, so I decided simply to live! In the same way by chance it happened that I came to Barcelona. Fascinated by Art Nouveau I adore everything that is somehow related to this time, its spirit, line, aesthetics, look. When
I first saw elements of antique jewellery, I discovered I can create my own Art Nouveau!’
For 24design, VASKOLG by Olga Kiwerski presents a collection of multi-purpose, sculpture-like elegant jewels.
V A S K O L G jewellery are known as high-end jewels, thanks to their three specificities:
Extravagant proportions, these body sets have been noticed on fashion shows and exhibitions¦ Beaubourgor 104 arts centers, tel de Crillon, embassies …
Unique, one-of-a-kind and unclassified, these jewels are modular. This brand works on the object in the space and reveals material to volume. The creations can deal with different aspects, be worn on the waist and on the neck, right side or upside down. The piece of jewelry becomes mood, desire, temptation.
THE JEWEL AND ITS FUNCTION
A mystery in a Couture style, Olga gives a function to her jewels. A piece of jewelry can enlighten or spread music, turn into address or be used as a lipstick case
Born inParis, designer Olga Kiwerski is the daughter of an art historian and renowned graphic designer fromPolandand painter who later entered jewelry design for numerous fashion Houses inParis. It is in this world of creation and unique essence of the chicgardenofBagatelleand high-end catwalks, and within a glamorous and unconventional universe that Olga grows. She is intrigued by designers and artists alike – McQueen, Dior and Gaultier – as well as dancers, choreographers and performers of all kinds. They inspire her work forever. Always curious, she travels around the world while studying communication and cultural mediation at La Sorbonne.
It is within these years of formulating, training and developing spiritual awareness that Olga began to realize the potential of her concept: Jewellery Sculptures. And it was within this realization that VA S K O L G was born.
BIJOUX SCULPTURES by VASKOLG
Olga’s designs represent a symbiosis between the body and the accessory. Whether worn on the back or the bust, VA S K O L G jewelry is architectural and rhythmic. Stunning and unique pieces that blur the boundaries between jewelry and art. It creates and perpetuates the codes of new luxury fashion.
All creations are handmade inPariswith pure and distinguished materials, such as silk, soft viscose ribbon, lacquered shell, iron, crimson Orchids textile, cotton, natural Eucalyptus and natural Cotton flowers, leather, feathers, mohair or Peru Alpaca thread, coral pearls and glass.
For 24Design, Ewa Batko presents two unique pieces from her jewellery collection
Ewa Batko was born in Warsaw and lives and works in Paris. She is the daughter of a researcher at the Institute of Aviation (aeronautics) and a stage manager in a documentary film studio in Warsaw. The terrace of her room in her family home dominates over the garden where her mother plants thousands of plants, blooming constantly from early Spring to late Autumn. This is where she decided to become a painter, feeling that the artist is always conquered by nature, so all the artist can do is to translate it and transcend it. A leaf, a flower, a fruit, a stream of springing water or a ray of light in its iridescent reflection will always be the most inspiring spectacle for her.
Continue Reading →