29 November 2017

Conceptual pins

Often considered old-fashioned, brooches are paradoxically much-esteemed by avant-garde artists and designers. According to one of them, Benjamin Lignel, “It has no associations with any social or family rituals. It represents a space with no limits or bodily constraints like the size of the finger.”

  • Laurence Verdier - Brooch made of wood and a forgotten gold cufflink - €290

  • Marta Mattsson at the Noel Guyomarch Gallery - Brooch made of cicada wings, resin, lacquer an silver - €1290

  • Benjamin Lignel - "Thinking of You" brooch mold on an ear with a painted silver leaf - €950

  • Marianne Anselin at the Elsa Vanier Gallery - Cherry tree branches and emeralds - From €440

  • Marie Masson - "Talisman" brooch made of leather, glass, pheasant feathers ... - €500

  • Andréa Vaggione - "Carlina" brooch made of silver and brass - €275

  • Attai Chen at the Noel Guyomarch Gallery - "Free Radicals" brooch made of paper, coal, paint, silver and brass - €1490

  • Bernar Venet at the miniMASTERPIECE Gallery - "Angles" silver brooch - Edition of 5 brooches - €15 000

  • Georg Jensen by Vivianna Torun - "Forget Me Not" brooch made of silver - €330

  • Roland Kawczynski at the Elsa Vanier Gallery - "Great Rose" made of titanium, tanzanite, sapphires, amethysts ... - €4420, unique piece

  • Monika Brugger - "A Mend" brooch made of linen, gold thread, a pearl and wood - €1500, unique piece sewed by the artist © Corinne Janier

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