Jacqueline Rabun’s exhibition on modernist jewellery design, portion of NYC Jewelry 7 days, is at present on present at New York’s Mahnaz Collection gallery, with ‘Meditations on Modernism: Thirty Years of Jewellery Style by Jacqueline Rabun (1990-2022)’ taking into consideration the impression of the cultural motion.  

‘It is vital for me to show my get the job done in The united states soon after living in London for the past 32 yrs,’ Rabun states. ‘I needed to deliver it home. I also truly feel it is vital to encourage and teach the upcoming era of jewellery designers as a result of this exhibition.’

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A sterling silver Lamellae cuff, by Zaha Hadid for Georg Jensen, 2016

(Graphic credit: Mahnaz Selection)

The retrospective of Rabun’s occupation so far is accompanied by Nordic modernist jewelry will work, which encompass a brutalist simplicity often mirrored in Rabun’s have parts, exhibited both in her early and latest do the job for Georg Jensen and in her minimalist new types featuring hand-carved gemstones.

‘The exhibition is a journey that commences with my early operate, “Raw Elegance”, a collection of hand-sculpted items cast in sterling silver and the journey to a additional refined expression in my existing patterns,’ Rabun provides. ‘We will also showcase will work from my lengthy-term collaboration with Georg Jensen and my constrained-version items for Carpenters Workshop Gallery. My interpretation is as a result of a more minimalist solution to design, extracting what is not necessary and leaving what is crucial for the wearer to encounter.’

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A cabochon sapphire, ruby, diamond and 18 karat gold bangle, by Hans Hansen, c. 1965

(Impression credit history: Mahnaz Assortment)


Piece by Jacqueline Rabun

(Picture credit score: Jacqueline Rabun at Mahnaz Selection)

Approximately 120 parts of jewellery will be on screen in a criss-cross of cultural references, demonstrating a shared determination to sensual and sculptural sorts. ‘In selected ways, Jacqueline follows in a line of pathbreaking female Nordic modernist jewellers who took geometric circles and encased them in eye shapes, as Nanna Ditzel did, or softened sharp angles working with strong curved lines of gold, as in the scenario of Torun,’ suggests Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos of the Mahnaz Assortment gallery. ‘While Jacqueline’s perform commences later, her time with the incredible agency of Jensen and the broader Nordic region’s record of modernism, ranging from brutalism to minimalism to significant naturalism clearly remaining its mark. Her jewels are multisensory – you can see them, touch them, stroke them, research for their concealed insider secrets, acquire to heart, and most importantly put on them on your entire body. These are hallmarks of her operate. There is so a great deal here from which the recent generation of jewellers can find out.’