François Azambourg - Le fil, le marteau et l’enclume

These creations are pieces of jewelry as much as small-scale sculptures.

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This set of jewels results from a research and experiment François Azambourg conducted on metal between August and October 2018.

It is not François Azambourg’s first attempt at jewelry making. In 2014, he designed a penne necklace and ringwithamore conceptual approach as a humoristic echo to the pasta necklace children make for their mother. And in 2015, he designed a “propeller ring”.

For this new series of jewels, the designer gave himself precise constraints beforehand: creating a surface with only metal, copper, silver and brass wires.

Unpretentious design is what makes the originality of this project, which gathers, congregates and converges metal wires and plays on ductility . With simple gestures and only a few tools- a hammer and an anvil clamp- the wires thus gathered and tapped capture forms that are like “still shots”, with infinite possibilities… Each creation becomes the unique edition of a non-reproducible ornament. 

Both a space of freedom and a field of experimentation, these creations are pieces of jewelry as much as small-scale sculptures. This series represents an artistic accomplishment in the designer’s work.

 François Azambourg created a series of yellow gold, white gold and palladium-plated copper jewels exhibited from October 12 to 21 at Private Choice.

Le fil, le marteau et l’enclume

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yellow gold, white gold and palladium-plated copper jewels
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Azambourg (François)

François Azambourg lives and works Paris. His work has been devoted to the combination of techniques and the true art of applied arts. His work often crosses over into the realm of research. He regularly registers patents for new materials and new processes. In 2005 he obtained a Carte Blanche VIA grant for his exploration of the theme of “beehive metaphor” and was named Creator of the Year 2009 at the Salon du Meuble in Paris. François Azambourg’s works are produced by Hermès, Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Cinna, Domestic, Moustache, Poltrona Frau, Kreo, DCS and CIAV Meisenthal.

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