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New York’s MAD Museum has an annual springtime exhibition/sale of contemporary jewelry. The museum, which is the only in the United States to dedicate an entire wing to modern jewelry, featured 44 artists hailing from 17 countries. Curator Bryna Pomp spends months of research and travels to procure a repertoire of varying techniques, materials, and innovation applied by numerous international makers, many of whom are still unknown. Thanks to the annual show, MAD contributes to the diffusion of modern jewelry and jewelers, bringing it to a public that often only associates precious metals and sparkling stones with the craft. It reveals that even in ornamentation, luxury is based not only the material’s value, but the execution of an applied idea. The exhibition is more a sign of contemporary creativity than what is trending, and contributes to its exposure.

Slast collection, made of polyethylene foils , cut by hand. Alena Willroth, 2016.
Some of the jewelry from the MAD loot 2016
Bracelet, recycled plastic and silver, Karin Roy Anderson. 2016.
Non-Specific Collection, yarn, fabric and sequins, Myriam Bottazzi. 2016.
Collection made of porcelain beads with inserts in gold and platinum, Maria Diana, 2016.
Necklace, sterling silver, gold plating and oxidization, Melanie Ankers. 2016.
Necklace, lampblown glass, silver, wood and pearls, Jed Green. 2016.
Bronze bracelet, Madina Visconti di Modrone. 2016.
Necklace, silicone and fabric, Tzuri Gueta. 2016.
Necklace, made of silver and semi-precious stones. 2016.
Brooch, made of metal, glass and natural stones. Alexandra Lozier. 2016.
Necklace, made of acrylic, Emmeline Hastings. 2016.
Necklace, made with found objects in metal, reshaped via electroforming, and then restored to their original color through enameling. Ching-Chih Wu, 2016.
Felt sofas, Danielle Gori-Montarelli, 2016.

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New York’s MAD Museum has an annual springtime exhibition/sale of contemporary jewelry. The museum, which is the only in the United States to dedicate an entire wing to modern jewelry, featured 44 artists hailing from 17 countries. Curator Bryna Pomp spends months of research and travels to procure a repertoire of varying techniques, materials, and innovation applied by numerous international makers, many of whom are still unknown. Thanks to the annual show, MAD  contributes to the diffusion of modern jewelry and jewelers, bringing it to a public that often only associates precious metals and sparkling stones with the craft. It reveals that even in ornamentation, luxury is based not only the material’s value, but the execution of an applied idea. The exhibition is more a sign of contemporary creativity than what is trending, and contributes to its exposure.

 

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.