Dominique Labordery

My work bridges the fine line between sculpture and jewelry. Essentially, I make jewelry, but at the same time, my pieces are self-contained, wearable sculptures; unique objects, which have a life of their own.     As a result, an individual relationship is created between the object and its wearer. In a sense, two souls become connected.

Intuition is the core of my work and it is my most important instrument. Most things only emerge if you don’t think about them. Only then can an atmosphere be created that allows for leaving certain things unexplained. This is important, because it allows my objects to take on a touch of mystery. They prompt questions and invite discussion, but they can also be simply enjoyed.

I believe that beauty is about fortitude and personality. People who enjoy my work are drawn to it by the depth and materiality, and value its gravity. Maybe that’s the reason why my work is enjoyed as much by men as by woman.

My work takes time. It can only be created when it wants to be. I probably learned that from my great-grandfather, who was an artist. When he was done with a painting, he and my father used to ponder over the canvas for a long time, sometimes just adding one tiny brushstroke in the end. This supreme moment  of concentration is extremely important in my work.

With regard to form, my pieces are geometrical and clear, but their surface isn’t smooth – it is full of life. They are the result of perfect craftsmanship on the one hand, and my love for imperfection on the other.  It´s all about the tension that is created by these contrasts.

bohemian ruby ring silver ruby

ring object silver hematite on granite disk

frost pattern earrings silver hematite

handmade…

the play of light upon water necklace silver agate

offshore island ring bronze crystalized azurite

eruption wearable object silver agate corian

the art of giving…

steely sky wearable object silver agate corian

duo copper rose ring silver agate

rose rouge ring silver agate

tereza ring silver agate

EXHIBITION

29.10-20.11.2015

ART 7

DOMINIQUE LABORDERY

Galerie Annick Zufferey

Place des Charmettes 1

1227 Carouge – Genève

for haider wearable object dark silver agate corian

festival earrings champagne gold agate

festival earrings silver agate

festival earrings silver agate

iro earrings white gold agate

iro earrings silver agate

EXHIBITION

16.10-15.11.2015

BETTINA SPECKNER

DOMINIQUE LABORDERY

Gallery Orféo

28, Rue des Capucins

1313 Luxembourg

EXHIBITION

18.04–23.05.2015

FORGOTTEN STONES

Art jewelry exhibition at Eva Maisch´s gallery

Sterngasse 5

97070 Würzburg

burnished ring dark silver agate

gk wearable object blackened silver agate

EXHIBITION

20.–23.02.2015

MADE IN GERMANY

INSPIRATION LAB 2015 – curated by Mirko Borsche

Inhorgenta München

 

burning desire wearable object blackened silver pink synthetic zirconia

EXHIBITION

Museum of Arts and Design New York

MAD about jewelry 2014

Monday, October 6 to Friday, October 10

2 Columbus Circle

New York, NY10019

 

one silver diamond

one white gold champagne colored diamond

mystère ring silver agate

me and my virtual me ring object silver amethyst and amethyst print

just me wearable object silver amethyst corian

autumn ring dark silver agate

dawn wearable object silver agate corian

greys waearable dark silver agate

when the leaves come falling down wearable object silver agate

ara ring dark silver lemontrin

terra air water necklace quartz copper silver white gold aquamarine

nature wearable object silver agate

catching the sun ring object dark silver agate

 

first snow last year

You can read the interview about me and my work with Reinhold Ludwig in the first new “old” Art Aurea, it’s more of an art book than a magazine…

 


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black box wearable object corian agate

snow brooch agate corian magnet

iro ring silver agate

grey dust ring silver agate

shade ring dark silver agate

iro necklace silver white gold agate

purchased for the Learsy – Buchsbaum collection usa

Tokyo lights necklace silver white gold tourmaline ruby rhodolite iolite garnet amethyst almandine

The view on the city from a rooftop bar in Marunouchi inspired me…

 

capri seaside & hillside blackened silver topaz

saphire festival earrings silver white gold

Dominique Labordery est née en 1962 en Belgique, où elle obtient son diplôme de designer au St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp . Depuis plus de vingt ans…


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iro earrings white gold dark silver agates

iro cube wearable object silver agate corian

attention acryl on canvas 120 x 160

the spirit of mahla mixed media

fotograaf Frederik Vercruysse

wall object wood acryl

fotograaf Frederik Vercruysse

Dialoog tussen vorm en materiaal…


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wall object wood acryl

fotograaf Frederik Vercruysse

Susy Ciacchini has created a very beautiful exhibition of my work at her gallery in Luxembourg.

C_C edition brooch silver powder coated

Initianally, I created this brooch for a client diagnosed with breast cancer.

I chose the red color because it draws attention. It’s  the first color noticed by the eye and it’s the essence of femininity.

curves ring silver black chromed

Camille wears Chain dark charcoal colored silver

2009 Innovation Award

Inhorgenta Europe, Germany I Design podium I Platinum Prize

Die Jury war beeindruckt von der Schlichtheit der Oberflächenbehandlung, die einen coolen und unprätentiösen Zugang  zu Kostbarkeit und Understatement von Platin bietet. Quadrat & Kreis – die Grundformen, unterschiedlich tragbar, sind elegant kombiniert zu einem Platinring mit einer minimalistischen und zeitgenössischen Aussagekraft.

Read the press release.

The Emotional Side of Platinum…


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see the groove edition in different finishes…

 

Las obras de Dominique Labordery trazan un línea muy fina entre la escultura y la joyería…


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focus arm disk silver

Focusing on the concept of weight, polarizing materiality and size.

 

weight necklace fine  silver leather

FOCUSED

SCHMUCK TRIFFT FOTOGRAFIE

Dominique Labordery zeigt Schmuck-Arbeiten im Umfeld von Motiven internationaler Fotografen

 

weight ring fine silver

tsure necklace silver

tulip rings silver black chromed

tulip rings silver gold

she loves paris commissioned work brooch silver diamonds

 

plex rings silver platinum gold diamonds

e_ring gold fine gold

e_ring silver fine silver

stippen necklace blackened silver leather

For the 75th anniversary exhibition of the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, I made two rings. Have a look…

plex necklace silver platinum diamonds

plex flexible brooch silver

pdl flexible brooch silver pearls

hana ring white gold dark silver moonstone

pdl flexible brooch black chromed silver onyx

pdl flexible brooch gold tourmaline

pli flexible brooch silver

as you choose ring object fine gold fine silver copper

garden of eden ring gold tourmaline

Group exhibition at the Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln