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Jewels – Helen Britton’s Industrial Romantic jewelry exhibition

On December 18th at the Antonella Villanova Gallery in Florence (Italy) opened Industrial Romantic, the first Italian solo exhibition dedicated to the Australian-born (1966) jewelry designer Helen Britton, who has moved her studio in Munich since 2002.
 
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
 

The Florentine exhibition hosted in Palazzo Ricasoli doesn’t aim to retrace the entire career of the designer, but through the last two collections and a few pieces from the archive, presents Helen Britton as a complete artist introducing people her personal way of creating jewelry.
 
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Sketches

 

Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Sketchbook

 

Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Drawings
 
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Drawings
 
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Exhibition display at the Galleria Villanova in Florence 

 

Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Helen Britton – Exhibition display at the Galleria Villanova in Florence 
 
At first sight Britton’s style seems to embrace the recycling philosophy, but the colored plastic flowers and the semi-precious stones discovered in flea markets live a new life (romantic concept of re-use) on industrial-like metal bases which harmonize all the pieces into a whole one. Her style reveals an in-depth research of colors and shapes inspired by her childhood, when she was living in Australia, surrounded by steel industries and shipyards.
 
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
Industrial Romantic - Helen Britton jewelry exhibition at the Galleria Villanova in Florence
 
Heavy metals, abstract figures, memories from the past and precious stones come together into a whole new aesthetic, which goes beyond the classical beauty, amusing the simple visitor and charming the collectors who are looking for truly unique jewelry pieces.
 
 
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion commentator

Helen Britton, Industrial Romantic
18th December 2013 – 8th February 2014
Galleria Antonella Villanova
Palazzo Ricasoli, Piazza Goldoni 2, Firenze
For more info: http://www.antonellavillanova.it/

3 thoughts on “Jewels – Helen Britton’s Industrial Romantic jewelry exhibition”

  1. Ma sai che l’ho già vista da qualche parte ma non riesco a ricordare dove? Perché ricordo il nome e anche il primo pezzo. Comunque mi piace tantissimo, è davvero molto originale.
    In particolare i pezzi che abbinano i fiorellini di plastica colorata riciclata a elementi metallici dal sapore industriale hanno un fascino particolare, come di racconti in miniatura; sono davvero stupendi.

    Alessia
    ElectroMode

  2. Che particolari questi gioielli! Facendo un giro sul tuo blog mi sono accorta che è un periodo d’oro per le mostre a tema moda nella tua Firenze… Fortunato!
    Comunque sono passata anche per augurarti buon Natale!
    Io con l’ultimo blog proseguo imperterrita, se vuoi passare c’è un piccolo regalo suNotes de mode per te e chiunque volesse passare! Al prossimo post!
    Baci
    RigillaMas

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