In collaboration with Gianfranco Ferré Foundation, .bijouets will bring back two jewels from the Gianfranco Ferré collection, on display in Turin from 12 October 2017 to 19 February 2018. The two 3D printed jewels will be exclusively sold in the bookshop of Palazzo Madama
The exhibition “Gianfranco Ferré. Under another light: Jewelry and Ornaments” will be on display in the hall of the Senate of Palazzo Madama, from 12 October to 19 February 2018. The exhibition, organized and produced by Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré and Fondazione Torino Musei, presents 200 jewel-objects that cover the entire creative career of the famous Italian designer.
For Ferré, ornament has always been a passion, inseparably linked to the fashion collections. As the curator of the exhibition Francesca Alfano points out “Ferré builds a free zone within its own world of reference, elaborating every object in the wake of a system of general classification of concepts that become objects. And so glossy stones, enameled metals, honed shells, painted woods, Murano glasses, retro ceramics, Swarovski crystals, and still wood and leather and iron and copper and bronze, following an enchanted horizon of brooches, necklaces, belts, rings, bracelets, jewelry. For Ferré, ornament is not the youngest son of a precious, but a concept of eternity that must represent the immanence of the present”.
The objects on display, made for fashion shows from 1980 to 2007, are described as a complement to the dress and its accessory, but they are exhibited along with some clothing in which it is the jewelry itself to invent and to build the dress, becoming its substance and soul. Even in this case, Gianfranco Ferré’s attention to materials is decisive, as an essential part of his research.
Gianfranco Ferré Foundation selected 2 jewels from the collection on display, which .bijouets reproduced using 3d printing technology. The result of this reinterpretation of the classic jewel in modern key will be exclusively on sale at the bookshop of Palazzo Madama during the exhibition.