Philipp Becker Area

SELECTED GOLDSMITHS AND JEWELLERY DESIGNERS TO PRESENT THEIR LATEST CREATIONS AND TRENDS AT OUR THEMED “PHILIPP BECKER AREA”.

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Petra Schwinn

More than anything else, Petra Schwinn’s work reflects her personal bond with nature. High quality rough stones take on the modified forms of flowers, buds, shells and creatures. With her gemstone engravings, Petra Schwinn gives special and unique expression to the beauty of nature. Each hand-crafted engraving is a unique piece, individual and rich in detail.

Esther Ackermann

For Esther Ackermann, the stone is central to her work. Once the designer has found a stone that she likes, she starts to work on it in her head: what could be made of it? Then she starts shaping and working with it, cutting and polishing it to highlight its merits, the worked metal being in essence simply a framework for the stone that makes it wearable. “Creating jewellery is like a journey of discovery that starts with an idea and is amended and adjusted again and again before it is completed. What is important to me in the process,” says Ackermann, “is that the interplay between metal and stone presents a unified image, something that is aesthetically whole.”

TANJA FRIEDRICHS

“Clear, contemporary design in handcrafted perfection” is how Tanja Friedrichs describes her passion. For over 15 years now she has been producing delicate pieces and highly expressive, bold jewellery. Friedrichs makes her Reine Zierde (‘Pure Adornment’) collection from gallery wire, a decorative material from the early days of industrial jewellery. In this way she bridges the gap between historic jewellery culture and modern design. In her LILINEA and MIRROW collections, matte and feather-light aspects complement the spherical shapes: the velvety surfaces shimmer delicately, the filigree creations provide adornment that is light and pleasing to wear. At the INOVA COLLECTION 2023, the designer presents her latest jewellery pieces from these collections.

Andrea Sohne

Gemstone engravings between tradition and modernity. Andrea Sohne’s works are characterised by ornaments, clear images and strong symbols. With traditional craftsmanship and precision, she presents classic gems with new motifs and thus develops her very own formal language.

 

PHILIPP BECKER | FRITZ WILSHAUS

M. G. Wilshaus is one of the pioneers of the ‘new German wave of coloured gemstones’. With his new ideas and directions, ‘Fritz’, as he is known, has been making a name for himself in the gemstone sector since the 1980s. His artistic interpretations in the field of stone cutting are an inspiration to many current artists. At the INOVA COLLECTION 2023, M. G. Wilshaus presents his latest work.

Monika Jakubec

Monika Jakubec’s jewellery pieces are characterised by a combination of plastics and precious metals. Her synthetic resin rings, for example, consist of a silver frame filled with coloured synthetic resin. Opposition is a conscious stylistic device, bringing together themes such as cold–warmth, plainness–colour, opacity–transparency, lustre–matt effect, heaviness–lightness, reflection–luminescence.

In her forms and shapes, Monika Jakubec makes use of geometry. Cones, balls, cylinders and tubes are altered, combined and then reduced again to the utmost simplicity. Use of colour is also highly varied; it depends on the pigments contained in the plastics and can similarly be deeply contrasting, from matt to lustrous.

“When the wearer makes the piece of jewellery her own, the two of them become a single unit, they complement one another,” says the designer. Summarising her vision, she continues: “The jewellery should become, as it were, a new part of the body.”

Tanja Zessel

Tanja Zessel is a qualified goldsmith and jewellery designer who is always searching for new ideas. Her pieces are inspired by unconventional discoveries.  Outlandish, mobile, or indeed sometimes quite simple – Zessel designs innovative jewellery.

INOVA COLLECTION

30.08. – 01.09.2024

Opening hours

Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Venue

Messecenter Hofheim Rhein-Main
Robert-Bosch-Straße 5-7
65719 Hofheim-Wallau