Under the loupe: our latest watch and jewellery finds

Under the loupe: our latest watch and jewellery finds

With the Wallpaper* team making the annual pilgrimage to Salone del Mobile, it’s fortuitous timing that Grand Seiko has held it’s latest ‘The Flow of Time’ at the Milanese design fair. The colourful and immersive exhibition celebrates the Japanese house’s Spring Drive movement, which with a perfect glide motion of the second hand, evokes the continuous progression of time. Grand Seiko have collaborated with two artists - Takt Project and Shingo Abe - and the installation features parts of Grand Seiko’s timepieces suspended in glass sculptures, as if floating in the air, surrounded by large scale video screens, projecting clouds, landscapes and abstract shapes. 'The Flow of Time' is on display until 22 April at Cubo B, La Triennale di Milano. Viale Alemagna, 6 Milano.

Photography: Daisuke Ohki. Writer: Laura Hawkins. 


In good time
18 April
Hyun Jiyoon salt brooch

In celebration of Salone del Mobile 2018, Adornment – Curating Contemporary Art Jewelry has chosen Milan for its latest exhibition. ‘No Matter Matters’, showcases the unusual work of 14 art jewellers, from Hungarian Orsolya Losonczy’s experimentation with muscovite, to Costa Rica-based Amira Jalets innovations using ice. We’ve found South Korean Hyun Jiyoon’s designs perfectly seasoned. Inspired by the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, Jiyoon uses salt as a form of embellishment in her designs. This graphic 3D brooch has been constructed from stainless steel, spray paint and varnished salt. ‘No Matter Matters’ is on view until 22 April at Gold Black Style, Via San Maurilio 4, Milan.

Writer: Laura Hawkins

Worth one's salt
16 April

Dru’s ‘Conservatory Signet' ring has an unusual hidden chamber. Its 18-ct yellow gold surface layer unclasps like a locket, to reveal a secret surface beneath. There’s an element of customisation to the design too. Its hidden chamber finish can be chosen in white palladium, or a more mysterious black rhodium.

Writer: Hannah Silver

Hidden meaning
9 April

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