Lou Sautreau lives and works in Brussels. A formal research combined with selected colours generates jewellery that both moves and embodies a touch of poetry. So many objects that we embrace for their personal strength and that make us quiver. Her work is a journey between materials, jewellery-making techniques and textile awareness.
“I don’t have a favourite material, what I like is the act of doing. It’s the physical involvement of the body, the feel of the material, the sensation, the smell, it’s the instinct that awakens and can express itself. Being the tool, being the fire, being the thread that comes to life, the time to tell a story. Then fall back into the void, wait, hibernate, store the flows until the next jolt. It’s all about slowness” Chloé Noyon
“The memory of a goldsmith grandfather fed my imagination. Each designer translates their era into a language that is unique to them. I let the material guide me and like to express myself through it by carefully listening to it. Present day and timeless shapes, my jewellery draws its strength from its simplicity. Imagine things and give them shape… When you see an idea materialize and come to life on the body, that’s when magic happens.” Sabine Herman
Pascale Lion, or the grace and the elegance of the chain mail revisited. Set of iridescent tones on steel, copper or titanium texture. Light upgrades the material, the piece of jewellery attracts the eye, invites to be touched and surprises.
Kazuko Nishibayashi partage son temps entre l’Allemagne et le Japon. Elle signe des bijoux d’une grande Kazuko Nishibayashi divides her time between Germany and Japan. She designs jewellery of great timelessness. Empty space and form are key in her work. “For me, empty spaces are as important as physical matter.” Between rigour and romanticism, silver becomes sculpture. Her lace and folds are translated into rings, brooches and pendants.
The jewellery of Yoko Takiraï and Pietro Pellitteri, based in Florence, Italy, comes in geometric lines and shapes, in blue, red or gold. The designers express their plastic language by combining steel and precious metals where the body becomes the support of a minimalist architecture.
Travelling experience gave Julie Decubber the impulse to make the material sacred and transform it into a precious object to be worn and carried. Over the years, antique tableware has become one of her favourite materials. Nowadays based in the Drôme, Julie continues to gather materials that tell the story of people’s lives wherever she goes.
Anne Goy, a Brussels-based designer, bridges the gap between very different worlds. As a book and paper designer, she has turned her attention to jewellery by rearranging her technique and her plastic research in this field. In her work, colour is used alongside high-quality leather and is inserted into polyester paper necklaces or it vanishes. So many surprising materials diverted and a great mastery of an art that she teaches.
Claudia Hoppe is a designer. She lives and works in Düsseldorf. Her jewellery reminds us of the architecture of our major cities. She uses the technical properties of noble metals to give shape to her creations. Bangles without clasps but not without emotion accompany the movement in everyday life.
Karen Vanmol lives in Antwerp and teaches jewellery design in Brussels. As an atypical artist, she starts from a medium that we have all known in our daily life: Formica or laminate. It is with an amused look, full of memories that we appreciate her work. Karen cuts, assembles, plays with geometry and misaligns her coloured pieces by favouring asymmetry.