In collaboration with Gianfranco Ferré Foundation, the Italian jewelry brand .bijouets brings back to life two of the jewels from the Gianfranco Ferré Collection, in a special exhibition taking place in Turin (Italy) from 12th October 2017 to 19th February 2018. Both these jewelry items – realised with the use of 3D printing – will exclusively be on sale at the bookshop of Palazzo Madama.
“Gianfranco Ferré, Sotto un’altra luce: Gioielli e Ornamenti” (“Gianfranco Ferré – Under a new light: Jewellery and Ornaments”) is the title of a new exhibition promoted by Gianfranco Ferré Foundation, and by Turin’s Museums Foundation, presenting, for the first time in the world, as many as 200 jewellery articles that tell the entire creative history of this famous Italian designer.
According to Ferré, ornaments have always been a passion strictly bound to fashion collections. As underlined by the exhibition curator, Ms. Francesca Alfano Miglietti: “Ferré builds up a free zone within its reference context, creating each item in line with a general rating system for the concepts, that make them become true objects of art. And this is what it happened with bright gemstones, enamelled metals, polished shells, painted woods, Murano glasses, Retro ceramic, Swarovski crystals, as well as wood, leather, iron, copper and bronze materials, in an enchanted series of brooches, necklaces, rings, bracelets and ornaments. According to Ferré, each custom jewelry item is not a reduced, poorer version of a precious piece of jewellery, but a concept of eternity, which must represent the present day’s immanence”.
All the items on show – realised for fashion catwalks from 1980 to 2007 – are described as an accessory to dresses, but they are presented together with some of the clothing articles in which the jewellery concept has actually invented and given life to the dress itself, becoming its core element and soul.
The exhibition project has been designed by architect Franco Raggi, who plays with the contrast between the Senate Hall of Palazzo Madama – an imposing architectural interior – and the minimalist, essential facilities in iron and glass used for the exhibition layout, by highlighting the fanciful beauty of the jewellery created by Ferré.
For this special occasion, Gianfranco Ferré Foundation has selected 2 jewels from the exhibition collection, which the Italian brand .bijouets has reproduced by using 3D printing technology. The modern output of this reinterpretation of a classical item will be on sale exclusively at the bookshop of Palazzo Madama for the entire period of the exhibition.