Highlights of Munich Jewellery Week 2019

A selection of work from Platina Gallery in Stockholme

This past March I was able to travel to Munich for a week to check out Munich Jewellery Week 2019 and see the finalists for the Schmuck competition.

Schmuck has been organized since 1959 at the international trade fair. It is the eldest special jewelry show in the world. Both young talents and experienced artists working in the applied arts and technology will have the opportunity to show their work in the international competition. The finalists are exhibited at the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades in Munich.

Munich Jewellery Week is an offsite event which has a multitude (over 100 in 2019) of exhibitions and events throughout the entire city. Munich Jewellery Week showcases avant-garde contemporary jewellery by both established and up-and-coming designers from all around the world. This yearly gathering is by far the most significant event on the contemporary jewellery calendar; it’s a unique phenomenon, and it sets the pace for the contemporary jewellery field.

Below are some of the highlights of work I was able to see during my brief visit!

Seven, Seven by Yan Congcong from the exhibition 21 grams
Ave Marie by Nanna Melland from the exhibtion Schmuckismus made from copper IUDs
687 years by Nanna Melland at the exhibition Scmuckismus made from Copper IUDs
Enameled brooches by Christoph Straube (these are flat objects!)
A selection of work from Platina Gallery in Stockholme

Munich Jewellery Week was quite the event and I hope to be able to return next year! – Alex Kinsley Vey

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