Mindful of silver

Mindful of Silver, is a new exhibition by The Goldsmiths Company showcasing twelve silver vessels by leading British silversmiths.

Verbally misconstrued across the Design Week news desk, the title of the exhibition was set up as something of a moral and philosophical dilemma. If we had a mind full of silver, would we sell it? The answer of course is yes. 

by Toby Russell
by Toby Russell

We can confirm though that this is ‘the journey of a vessel from conception to completion’ according to The Goldsmiths’ Company.

Organisers of the exhibition say it will, ‘illustrate the intellectual and practical design process involved in the making of innovative, design-led contemporary silver.’

Selected designers were simply asked to create vessels in silver. Lustrous,  muted and iridescent objects  have been crafted through twelve designs showing the versatility of the material.

by Theresa Nguyen
by Theresa Nguyen

The work of participants has been chosen as it embodies ‘differing philosophies and approaches’ demonstrating ‘diverse making processes.’

Silversmiths will be on hand at the exhibition to explain the design processes and there will be a wide range of other silver products on display.

by Rebecca de Quin
by Rebecca de Quin

The Goldsmiths Company traces its beginnings back to a royal charter decreed in 1327 and was founded to regulate the craft or trade of the goldsmith.

Design company Roundhouse is hosting the event at its Wigmore street showroom on 10 February.

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