At the 21st International
Jewellery Festival in Legnica, Poland, INHORGENTA MUNICH
has honored the French jewelry designer Frédéric Braham
with a special INHORGENTA MUNICH
prize. The artist, who lives in Antibes and Amsterdam, received the
award for his ‘Bonbons tres bons’ brooches on the subject of rituals. Braham gets
a free participation at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2013, where he will present his
current work in the hall for Contemporary Design.
what is already the third time, INHORGENTA MUNICH has honored an artist at the International
Jewellery Festival in Legnica, Poland. This international
Festival, which for 30 years has been dealing with contemporary jewelry and art
objects in silver, is organized by the Gallery of Art in Legnica and is a respected international
meeting point for young, creative jewelry designers and contemporary artists
from all over the world. “France is and remains one
of the pathbreaking nations with regard to design and trends not only in
fashion but in jewelry too. We are all the more pleased that together with our
partners in Legnica,
we have found this French artist who will be exhibiting
his work at INHORGENTA MUNICH in the coming year.” says Tobias Gröber,
Head of Business Unit for Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe München International. With
Hall C2 on the subject of Contemporary Design, INHORGENTA MUNICH operates an
area specifically dedicated to jewelry and silver by modern designers and manufacturers.
Jewellery Competition in Legnica
year since 1979, a design competition has been organized in connection with the Legnica Jewellery Festival. This
competition, which is held in high esteem among artists in Europe, honors works
which address a current and generally societal
subject and which come up to a high artistic as well as technical standard. The idea and
feeling of the artistic statement are also considered in assessing
the pieces of jewelry. The subject of the 2012 competition was ‘Rituals’, i.e.
the actual present and future importance of jewelry to people in contrast with what
advertising campaigns like to convey.
Braham’s interpretation of the subject together with the innovative design and the
mix of materials – silver, high-grade steel and polyurethane paint or rather
coating – that’s what convinced us”, as Tobias Gröber explains the decision of
the Munich jury. Frédéric Braham
describes his pieces of jewelry as ‘sweets’; without them, people find it very difficult
to cope with modern life. These are ‘bonbons’ in the form of tablets which – taken
in a regular ritual – make life sweet and give people the necessary strength
and zest in everyday life.
About Frédéric Braham
Frédéric Braham is an artist who lives and works in Antibes
and Amsterdam. His work focuses on contemporary art
and contemporary jewelry and explores current subjects. His art deals with real
products and objects – but also with images, references
and forms of behavior which he consciously selects, analyzes, organizes and encodes
anew as cultural objects.