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JEWELLERY PERSPECTIVES
— Palace Soestdijk, 2016



I became very interested in the paradigm of science, where you affirm something
and want to prove it, and your only chance is to provide your listeners with the tools
of your research so that they can verify your hypothesis.’ 1


preface
‘Jewellery Perspectives’ is a research project initiated by designer Irma Földényi and curator Evelien Bracke. They were invited by Studio Makkink & Bey to work in one of the former offices of the Dutch royal adjutant in the Palace Soestdijk on the occasion of the exhibition ‘BAL!’ (25.06.2016 – 25.09.2016) that took place in the Palace. The adjutant is one of the closest assistants of the ruling monarch. However, or perhaps exactly therefore, there is a very limited amount of information available on the life and work of the adjutant. Inspired by photographs of royals and their working tables, on the occasion of the ‘BAL!’, ‘Jewellery Perspectives’ re-visited the office of the adjutant with the work ‘A is for Adjutant, P is for Paperweight’.

‘A is for Adjutant, P is for Paperweight’ is part of a larger research project on jewellery under the name Jewellery Perspectives which explores and opens up new perspectives on the discipline of jewellery design. Supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. Spatial narrative by Annee Grøtte Viken.

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Evelien Bracke and Irma Földényi  
http://www.jewellery-perspectives.com/

Photos by Nastassja Bosch




  1. Enzo Mari, Sixty Paperweights – ‘The In tel lec tual Work’ curated by Barbara Casavecchia, from the book published on the occasion of the exhibition “The Intellectual Work: Sixty Paperweights” Kaleidoscope project space, April 13–30 2010 https://www.academia.edu/9251215/Barbara_Casavecchia_Enzo_Mari_The_Intellectual_Work_Kaleidoscope_Press_Milan_2010?auto=download