Demystifying Beautiful Objects

While it’s not unusual to take pleasure in admiring beautiful objects, modern-day aesthetes that we are, it’s not often we get the chance to explore the ideas and contexts that helped make them so gorgeous.

Weidenbach Klein 2012
Weidenbach Klein 2012

A new exhibition opening at London’s Aram Gallery next month, Beautiful Objects, aims to lift the lid on the design process behind creating said objects, focussing on contemporary jewellery.

Maud Traon, Little Pony Thailand 2008
Maud Traon, Little Pony Thailand 2008

With works on display from designers including Simone Brewster, Caroline Broadhead, Zoe Arnold, and Eleanor Bolton, the exhibition will show all the pieces alongside explanations of what inspired their creators ‘in a drive to demystify their process’, according to the gallery.

Lili Colley, Blue Deco LEDs Neck Piece, 2012
Lili Colley, Blue Deco LEDs Neck Piece, 2012

As well as showing curios that hint at the designers’ motivations and thought-processes, the pieces will also be displayed alongside answers to questions posed by the gallery to reveal more about their creative approaches.

Zoe Arnold, Opinion 1 2010
Zoe Arnold, Opinion 1 2010

All works on display are by contemporary jewellers living and working in the UK, showing a combination of both existing work and pieces made specifically for this show.

Katy Hackney, Necklace 2010
Katy Hackney, Necklace 2010

Beautiful Objects runs from 22 November  – 12 January 2013 at The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B

Maria Militsi, Pin Cushion 1 2009
Maria Militsi, Pin Cushion 1 2009

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