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Otto Künzli - CHP Jewelry Collection - Gijs Bakker Projects - pendant - Otto millimetre d'amore

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Otto Künzli - CHP Jewelry Collection - Gijs Bakker Projects - pendant - Otto millimetre d'amore

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CHP Jewelry Collection - Gijs Bakker Projects

Gijs Bakker (1942) is a renowned Dutch jewellery and industrial designer. In 1996, Bakker co-founded ‘chp…?’ , which will cease to exist after 23 years. With this auction the public will have a chance to obtain a piece from a remarkable collection.

About CHP Jewelry Collection - Gijs Bakker Projects

Gijs Bakker wanted to show the international design world that a piece of jewellery is more than a decorative fashion accessory. For ‘chp…?’, originality of the concept is central to the design and is supported by a fitting choice of material and technology. 
By showing that jewellery design evolves just like any other design discipline, ‘chp…?’ fills an existing void by making designer jewelry more widely accessible. ‘chp…?’ invited internationally acclaimed designers to create special pieces for the collection. All first prototypes ever made of designs for ‘chp…?’ are in the collection of the Design Museum Den Bosch. After 23 years ‘chp…?’ will cease to exist and with this auction the public will have a chance to obtain a piece from a remarkable collection.

Netherlands - 1990-1999 - .750 (18 kt) gold

Object: pendant
Material: .750 (18 kt) gold
Designer/ Artist: Otto Künzli
Manufacturer/ Brand: CHP Jewelry Collection - Gijs Bakker Projects
Model/ Name: Otto millimetre d'amore
Estimated Period: 1990-1999
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Condition: As new - unused
Dimensions: 8×8×8 mm
Weight: 2 g

‘Eight millimetres of love’ is a humorous comment on that notorious symbol of love, the heart. This gold pendant in the form of a three-dimensional heart is cut from a heart-shaped golden tube.

Otto Künzli (1948) is born in Switzerland and trained as a goldsmith in Munich, Germany. He revolutionised modern jewelry design and is regarded as ‘one of the most intelligent and at the same time most critical artists in the world of jewelry’ (Ralph Turner: The New Jewelry, 1985/1994).
Over the course of his involvement with jewelry, spanning around 45 years, Otto Künzli achieved a unique status as an artist and pioneer, and also as an author and teacher, with widespread international influence. Renowned artists such as Karen Pontoppidan (Konstfack, Stockholm), Karl Fritsch (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), David Bielander and Lisa Walker are amongst the graduates of the jewelry class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, which Künzli has been directing since 1991 as successor to Hermann Jünger. He has been a major influence in international jewelry work, especially during the 1980s and 1990s, and is well known for his use of social commentary and his unique approach to jewelry making.His work is meticulously crafted, with studious attention to materials, and it is the intensity of this working process that provides each work with a powerful message.

Work in Public Collections (selection): Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Victoria and Albert Museum London. Awards : 1990, Françoise van den Bosch Award; 1992, Honorary Fellow of Bezalel Academy Jerusalem, Israel.

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