jewelry design

A Jeweled Temptation


In the 1590s, life as a Huguenot in France was tenuous.  Daniel Mignot, a trained goldsmith, must have felt this acutely, for he left his native France and re-established himself in the city of Augsburg, in present day Germany.  While Augsburg offered him the religious freedom to live openly as a Protestant, the city’s laws prevented Mignot, as a foreigner, from practicing his craft.  Mignot turned to printmaking as a way of showcasing and disseminating his innovative designs for jewelry.  It also proved to be a lucrative form of generating income. 
Daniel Mignot, Jan Theodor de Bry, jewelry design, enamel, temptation, virtue, engraving, blackwork, rings

Grasset's Nymph


Graceful, swirling arcs envelop a golden-skinned, blue-coiffed woman.  Her eyes flicker back while her arm reaches forward, as if she is swimming away into the gilt turquoise surf intertwined with her cobalt locks.  Is she swimming amongst peaceful waves or against a looming kelp forest of her own serpentine locks?
Eugène-Samuel Grasset, Art Nouveau, jewelry design, drawing, hair, women

Design for Corsage Ornament


 
Rene Lalique, Siegfried Bing, Hector Guimard, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Art Nouveau, Faberge, Art Deco, Glass, jewelry design

DesignPrep: From Design to Movement


NYC teens worked alongside master jewelry designers from Van Cleef & Arpels as they try their hand at jewelry design here at Cooper-Hewitt in this exciting hands-on program. The exacting labor of creating a maquette, first in wax and then in pewter, is an important part of the jewelry design process. In this video, the Van Cleef & Arpels creative team works with our teens to create and critique their own jewelry designs.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, Van Cleef & Arpels, Set in Style, jewelry, jewelry design, education, design education, hands-on, sophie pean, nicolas bos, maquette

DesignBoost NYC: Efva Attling


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Efva Attling, jewelry, jewelry design, talk, long