Featuring Ted Noten
Dining, beautiful B&B's, architecture, Stair auction house... and Ornamentum!
Written by Garth Clark
10 pages, color images
author Liesbeth den Besten
Full length feature on Philip Sajet written by Andrea Dinoto in Metalsmith Magazine, volume 34, issue 1.
Design Miami... Many dealers showed jewelry or decorative objects alongside furniture. Several galleries created complete residential settings in which they installed their pieces. Demish Danant, for example, felt like a Parisian apartment from the 1970s with its boiserie and wall-to-wall carpeting. And while a few galleries did show new work, objects from the ’40s to the ’70s were predominant, adding to the fair’s throwback feel. Here is some of the best this year’s Design Miami had to offer...
At the Ornamentum booth at this year's Design Miami, we were impressed by Dutch jewelry designerTed Noten's latest creation. "Bird Bag" (2013) was finished right before the show and shipped directly to the fair. Cast within the acrylic "purse" is a taxidermy bird, surrounded by found jewelry and a watch. The bird's head was actually constructed using 3D printing, and the sculpture contains silver and gold plating. People keep their pets in purses; magicians pull birds from their sleeves. The piece plays with this while also simply being a beautiful design object.
...the fair offered numerous treatments of flora and fauna, many of which imbued these natural phenomena with a loving sense of preciousness. A few examples: a bird encased in a glass purse by the Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten at Ornamentum;
Today, Ornamentum boasts an enviable global roster of established and emerging artists and is known for highly conceptual exhibitions at its Hudson, New York, space. In 2008, it was the first contemporary art jewelry gallery accepted into Design Miami, and in 2011 the first main-floor exhibiting gallery at Design Miami/Basel in Switzerland.
by Amy Shaw
Ornamentum / Petra Zimmermann bracelets featured.
SF MOMA curator Henry Urbach picks Ted Noten's Messin Around with Willie porcelain dildos as one of his favorites of the Design Miami fair.
Ornamentum / Karl Fritsch ring featured in Art Basel / Design Miami feature in Italian Arte magazine.