Twenty one wonderful necklaces born from Giovanni Raspini’s passion and creative inspiration. The longstanding desire to inspire wonder originates with the selection of the most unexpected materials and translates into the Tuscan designer's amazing ability to create the most incredible silver jewels. One-of-a-kind-pieces, for a special event.
“The creations crafted for Jewels from a wunderkammer,” as Giovanni Raspini tells us, “are all unique pieces and arise from the desire to amaze and inspire a sense of wonder. The wunderkammer evokes a mysterious world, full of alchemy, oddities, phantasmagorical whims and esoteric presences. Things, objects and works of art are shown in a celebration of astonishment and emotional subjectivity. And this also applies to the jewellery in our exhibition”.
So he builds a fantastic world on dinosaur teeth, composed of dragons and Gothic architecture. The engineering masterpiece that is honeycomb is cast and surrounded by industrious silver bees. A fox skull, in its inexorable crudeness, becomes a jewel nestled between golden scales and coloured crystals. And the Tuscan jeweller scavenged even further, transforming and fashioning pieces of jewellery out of a megalodon tooth a that is millions of years old, Palaeolithic flint arrowheads, lunar meteorites that have fallen to earth, insects in scintillating coloured livery, together with Phoenician, Egyptian and Roman artefacts.
These extraordinary pieces become an exhibition projected into an imaginative virtual world, https://www.gioiellidaunawunderkammer.it/en, which can be visited virtually from 4 November to 31 December.
Upon entering the website, we are immersed in a highly dynamic experience that leads us to discover the creative project. The twenty-one necklaces are placed among the marvellous objects that adorn Giovanni Raspini’s imaginative wunderkammer. Every jewel is presented with images, more in-depth information, details about the workmanship and the very particular materials used. Furthermore, Giovanni Raspini lends his voice to a number of short documentaries, where he describes what a wunderkammer is and how the necklaces were conceived and made.
The exhibition Jewels from a Wunderkammer goes with a volume, published by Edifir Firenze and features an introduction by Franco Cardini.
Visit the virtual exhibition:
November 4 - April 30, 2021