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(Jewellery Perspectives Evelien Bracke and Irma Földényi︎)

Photos by Nastassja Bosch

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


‘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.


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

Table of Contents



Domestic Encyclopaedia
with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

Nature Boy
Rights of Way
Amy Gowan · Onomatopee

for Jean Paul Laenen Estate

Federation Levitationcommissioned critique

Sitterwerk in Situ
Accattone #6

Terra Nova
Painting Fake Minerals
Accattone #6

extracts from:
It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

El Condor Pasa
with Carlo Gaston Goncalves Accattone #7

The Art of Becoming
for Nina Frankova

The Cognizant Fish
for Nina Frankova

Flip Tortilla
Oblique Kitchen Glossary for the Lebanese Sajeria with Alonso Vasquez

Chapter Two · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

Lost in Translation
for Ines Cox

The Garden & The Botanist

Chapter One · Domestic Encyclopaedia with Marthe Belsvik Stavrum

It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time

The Octopus Slay in 80 Ways
Public Sandberg
70 fingers and 14 eyes interpreting the Sandberg Graduation Show

The Moonpalace ‘D3ATHfromAB0V3x - 659 points 9 months ago‘ Public Sandberg

Jewellery Persepectives writingplace

Pool Made of Mirrors
Take Me On Podcast series

Only A Paper Moon
Macguffin Magazine
The Window

After Dark
Take Me On Podcast series

Writingplace ·
ArtEZ Ma Corpo-real


I am Selbu
Somme si, tå stenresearch project

Terra Nova
Accattone #6

Material Skin
visual research in
Accattone #6

Were You Blonde? research project

Mechanisms of Detection
for jewellery perspectives

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
with juri suzuki

Exercices de Style
with pauline bayet

Went Out For Cigarettes and Never Came Back albergo rosa

KOLA SUPERDEEP‘Table Tableaux or The Act of Letting A Person Into Your Home’
albergo rosa

From Pastels and Gunpowder to Blood, Coffee and Tobacco Stains

albergo rosa

A is for Adjutant, P is for Paperweight
for jewellery perspectives

Monster in the Livingroom
Macguffin Magazine
The Cabinet