TED NOTEN – ORNAMENTUM
DESIGN MIAMI BASEL
CONVERSATION TABLE (2014)
about TED NOTEN
Ted Noten is one of the most innovative jewellery designers working in the netherlands today.
with seemingly effortless ease he is one of the very few who manages to venture into projects that fall under the heading of product design. thus Noten teamed up for several projects with droog design and has presented his spoils at the furniture designfair in milan. similarly, during a stint working at he european ceramic centre he experimented with ceramic dinner sets. for other projects he sought out artists to work with. yet it is essential that Noten emphatically and symptomatically keeps coming down on the side of design, and more specifically for design that employs, feeds off and expresses itself in terms of jewellery design. because it is from this inside track of the craft that he comments on what jewellery design actually is and that he is able to best challenge representatives operating in other areas of the arts. In recent years Ted Noten has created work for private collectors, local councils, art institutions etc. a broad spectrum of galleries and museum collections now represent his oeuvre. the designer initiated some of these projects, only to be adopted later by a museum, as was the case for example with ‘Chew your own brooch’. with a little help from the chewing gum he hands out, everybody can become a jewellery designer; simply by chewing the gooey substance into a shape the craftsman then casts either in silver, bronze or gold. one of the events at which Noten manifested himself with this project was an open day at the boijmans museum, when hundreds of people filed through the museum, chewing their way to a design.
it is that time of the year again where Basel becomes super fancy, international and glamourous it is the time to see beautiful watches and sparkling jewelry! it is BASELWORLD 2015!
I saw this girl every morning since the very start of the fair and she always holds the Louis Vuitton sign and stands in front of the fair – after the third day I said hi so in case you see this I hope you like the photo I took of you.
spring is here! so many gorgeous flowers were arranged for the BASELWORLD fair. I love these flowers that you can see in the photo below. are those peonies?
and like every year here are the ladies in black and white that provide information. I asked them whether the dresses are comfortable and they said yes – thats nice! I heard that they are very happy to not wear the hat, like they had to, in the year before. 🙂
and then I fell in love with those red shoes designed by Christian Louboutin and Swarovski. read more about the shoes here <<
and now I wanna show you some nice photos how certain brands showed their watches at the BASELWORLD fair.
I really hope you liked my BASELWORLD 2015 impressions. have a lovely day! X
yay – happy weekend – every day so many bad sad horrible things happen – and I m very sorry for all the lost lives. these moments I especially love to share something nice with you. I focus on small things and things that make the tiny difference like sending lovely letters to friends or having a nice meal with a friend. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!
today’s fashion pick is my new colorful sequin skirt that rocks every outfit. I found it on SALE – half price so it was perfect for my January budget 😉
shirt and skirt H&M
pumps and clutch L’AUTRE CHOSE
hat JUICY COUTURE
rings CHRISTIN WEBER SWATCH GRIEDER
HAUTE COUTURE PENDANTS
something nice that I have spotted during the BASELWORLD fair this year. the cool thing about these pendants earrings is that you can wear them everyday with a rather chic look or with a very elegant dress for a special event – it both works!
what makes it so special?
peridot, rubellite, kunzite, morganite and diamonds
I am super happy with my orange white striped TOMS and C&A sweater. a very fresh and summery statement! I wear them together with white jeans or with one of my favorite BDG highwaist jeans. I might wear this on my birthday and wear loads of golden jewelry for an extra bling bling statement! hopefully the weather will be nice on friday! fingers crossed!
my japanese friend mirai has just sent me this photo – taken in the Art|Basel Vip lounge at the Audemars Piguet booth – check my wrist for the beautiful bijou – bling bling!
outfit – a day at the artfair –
coat MINT & BERRY
shorts EVEN & ODD
watch AUDEMARS PIGUET