International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones
March 22-25, 2017
AMBERIF is the world’s most important amber exhibition and the largest jewellery event in Central and Eastern Europe. Here business meets art, creative ideas are born, the latest trends and technologies in jewellery design are presented.
AMBERIF 2017 brings together more than 450 companies from 14 countries. The organisers expect close to 7,000 visitors from all over the world: mainly Poland, Russia, Germany, China, the UK, the USA, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Finland, France and Italy. AMBERIF’s highlight is the AMBER LOOK Trends & Styles 2017 Amber and Fashion Gala.
AMBERIF is a trade-only event, addressed to individuals and businesses who trade in jewellery, jewellery art and functional art.
Amberif Design Award
The Jury awarded the following prizes:
THE GRAND PRIZE
MARCIN TYMIŃSKI, Poland
sponsored by Mr Paweł Adamowicz, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk PLN 10,000:
A sophisticated combination of Baltic amber, polymer and steel. The Jury unanimously agreed the piece should be awarded the grand prize for elegant and simple contemporary piece of jewellery. The way the piece channels and diffuses the light through its facets and surfaces creates a glowing beacon of design.
The Amber Prize
ANNELISA MERCIER, France
sponsored by the International Amber Association 1 kg of amber :
A direct honesty in the carving of the faces with a rough sculptural quality. The piece demonstrates an intuitive and sensitive handling of this special media.
The Silver Prize
SUSANNE ELSTNER, Germany
1 kg of silver:
The jury especially appreciated the contrast between the organic charcoal and amber elements, and the colour difference between the design’s dark density and light transparency. The working of the material suggests an interesting movement which will be augmented when worn on the body.
The Jury decided to award two honorary mentions:
· MAREN GILOY, Germany
The Jury agreed this design exemplified the versatility and understanding of amber as a rough or polished material.
· MIRON KUTARBA, Poland
The Jury appreciated this crisp modern design which references the changing state of amber from liquid to solid.
From 15 January up to 9 April inclusive, CODA Museum offers a mid-career retrospective of the work of Lucy Sarneel with the exhibition Private territory in public. The interplay between the private and the public for both the maker and the spectator forms its leitmotiv. Sarneel considers jewellery as the starting point of communication, as a medium that encompasses both the sacred and the profane, as a reflection of traditions and customs, our desires and interpretations, and of the things we consider to be important. Moreover, Private territory in public beautifully exhibits Sarneel’s jewellery as autonomous art and miniature-sized sculptures.