Arts Thread: Sneak Peek At This Year’s Object Rotterdam


The international arts fair features 20 designers of unique or limited edition design, crafts, and jewelry.

Katie Dominy
  • 9 february 2012

In advance of the show, ARTS THREAD takes a look at the highlights of Object Rotterdam, taking place February 09-12 at the Las Palmas building in the city’s docklands area.

St Lucas University College of Art & Design in Antwerp is showcasing the work of students from the jewellery/silversmithing department. Entitled Der Schmuck Salon, the exhibition is curated by Hilde De Decker and was created within the research project UnScene, jewellery and presentation. The red plush boudoir fixtures are built in as a showcase for the jewellery. We particularly like the Nail Extensions series using hair, silver and brass by Sandra Buyck.

Object Rotterdam also includes galleries such as Amsterdam’s Galerie Ra who specialise in contemporary jewellery design and objects and the Louise Smit gallery with its modern studio jewellery. Individual jewellery designers such as Ineke Otte will also be present at the show.

New for 2012 is the appointment of featured designers to the fair, who will create a special attraction at the event. This year’s artists are Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio DRIFT, who have created an inter­active installation at the fair, playing with light and shadow.

By Katie Dominy

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