10 July-5 Oct 2008. The Kunstgewerbemuseum displays about 200 selected pieces of jewellery from 126 renowned designers and jewellers. The contemporary Italian jewellery design is deeply rooted in the tradition of Italian handicrafts and combines ancient and modern techniques. Various materials, ranging from corals to filigree jewels, from micro-mosaics to volcanic stones, are set in different forms and reinterpreted by numerous artists, goldsmiths and jewellers. Among the designers and architects featured are Giampaolo Babetto, Andrea Branzi, Sandra Di Giacinto, Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce and Ettore Sottsass as well as major brands such as Bulgari and Breil.
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Gioiello Italiano. Contemporary Italian Jewelry between Art and Design.
Kunstgewerbemuseum. Tiergartenstraße 6, Berlin, tel. 0049-30-2662902. Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00.