HRD Awards 2003: Movement
WINNING DESIGN: FERNANDO MACULAN AND ADRIANO MOL (Brazil)
The design Hidra is based on the marine beings from the Chrysaora and Hydra genus, named after the creatures from Greek mythology, Medusa and Hydra. These fluid organisms, whose structures are shaped in organic forms with long, thin tentacles, were cleverly chosen to fit the competition’s theme, “Movements.”
Diamond Sponsor: Intergems – Claes N.V.
Jewel Sponsor: Talento Joias
Mounting Sponsor: Alexandre
Born in Brazil on April 7, 1974. Education: Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazi,, architecture. Work Experience: Professor Architectonical project at Itauna University, Itauna and UNI-BH, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Awards: 1st prize Nipo-Brazilian Cultural Society Contest for Headquarters Remodelling (2000); 1st prize MBR Mines Contest for offices at Pico an Tamandua Mines (2000); Top 10 Brazilian National Architecture Council Contest (1999); 1st prize Brazilian Architecture Institute Contest for New Headquarters and Cultural Centre Project (1998); 1st prize Brazilian Architecture Institute Awards with Unfamiliar Residence project (1998).
Born in Brazil on August 19,1973. Education: State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Arts, specialised in painting (2000),; State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Jewellery Design(2001). Work Experience: Lapidary designer since 1990; Goldsmith since 1997, professor and researcher State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
FIRST FINALIST: GLAUCIA SILVEIRA (Brazil)
WHITE DREAMS (Bracelet)
Inspired by the dream of liberty. Through its movements this piece reveals the most secret expression of the unconscious.
“White Dreams” was awarded the Prize of UBS Wealth Management.
Diamond Sponsor: Taché Diamonds N.V.
Jewel Sponsor: FR Hueb, Brazil
Born in Brazil on August 10, 1967. Education: Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Fine Arts; Minas Gerais State School of Jewellery, Brazil, Jewellery Designing. Work Experience: FR Hueb Collections, Research and Development. Awards: Inventiveness Awards, Europe Star (2001); Facets Awards, Signity (2000); Finalist, Diamond International Awards, De Beers (2000); IBGM Jewellery Design Award (2000, 1997, 1996); Designer Forum Award, De Beers (1998, 1997, 1996, 1992)
SECOND FINALIST: HARUMI SHIRAKAWA (Japan)
BY THE FLOW (necklace)
I wanted to illustrate the competition theme using the gentle undulations of the sea anemones buffeted “by the flow.”
“By the Flow” was awarded the prize of the Flemish Region.
Diamond Sponsor: Intergems-Claes N.V.
Jewel Sponsor: Bermudes, Paris / Bollwerk, Mullhouse
Born in Yokohama, Japan, on August 7, 1975. Education: University of Gakushuin, Japan, Arts(1975), French Literature (2001); Gemmological Institute of America (GIA), Gemmologist (2001); Different Jewellery schools in Paris, France (2002)
THIRD FINALIST: NAOKO YOSHIKOSHI (Japan)
MOVEMENT OF NATURE (necklace)
I became fascinated by how through movement, through the patterns and reflections of light, the simple formation of a branch can create new images.
Movement of nature” was awarded the prize of the Province Antwerp.
Diamond and Jewel Sponsor: Rosy Blue N.V.
Born in Japan on May 4, 1969. Education: Saga University of Art, Kyoto, Japan; Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design and Middlesex University, United Kingdom, Jewellery Design Course. Work Experience: Self-employed designer; teacher at Itami Jewellery College, Hyogo, Japan; Awards: Winner of the Goldsmiths Bursary Scheme; 1st Prize 3-D Art Work from Farnham Art Society; 4th Prize International Pearl Jewellery Contest.
FOURTH FINALIST: SALIMA THAKKER (Belgium)
MODULAR BRACELET (bracelet)
It all began with a fascination for the skin of reptiles. The result is an intriguing piece, the beauty of which only becomes clear the moment that, in an unlikely fashion, it is worn glittering around the wrist and appears to flatter, conforming itself to the movements of arm and hand, as though actually a second skin.
“Modular Bracelet” was awarded the prize of the City of Antwerp.
Diamond and Jewel Sponsor: Diajewel N.V.
Born in Wilrijk, Belgium, on January 6,1975. Education: Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, Audiovisual and Fine Arts, Jewellery and Silversmithing (1997); Instituto Statale d’Arte, ‘Pietro Selvatico’, Padova, Italy, Technical Apprenticeship (1998);Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, Goldsmithing, Silvermithing, Metalwork and Jewellery ) 2000). Work Experience: Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Jewellery and Metalwork; Casa Damiani, Milan, Italy, Designer. Awards: ‘Henry Van De Velde’ Award for best Product of 2002 (2002); Goldsmiths Craft and Design Award, Fashion Jewellery (2000); Nicole Stöber Memorial Award (2000); The Royal College of Art Society and Waterstone Prize (2000).