Conversation Piece - On the doorway

23rd May 2011

One of my favourite exhibitions from Milan this year because of its sheer beauty in colour and form was 'Conversation Piece - On the doorway' presented by Belgium Gallery, Galerie Caroline Van Hoek.

A collaborative art-jewellery project by Nicolas Cheng and Beatrice Brovia they designed around the historical concept of ' the conversation piece'.

Using the door handle as an object to re design as it sits somewhere between a piece of ornamentation and a functional object, they used materials commonly found such as copper, salt and textiles and hybridised them with more precious materials such as jet, silver, marble and ebony.

Each takes on a fragile and sculptural look, the handles become almost like precious stones in their own right sometimes looking like modern fossils or precious up-cycled objects.

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