29.11 – 2.12 – 2018
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.
29.11 – 2.12 – 2018
EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ARTS 2018
21.10.2018 – 20.1.2019
Grande Halle des Anciens Abattoirs
17/02 rue de la Trouille
7000 Mons – BE
International fair Handwerk & Design Munich
represented by Galerie Zufferey – Tactile
08.6 – 10.6 – 2018
ART AUREA FORUM
Eunique 2018 – Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
MESSE BASEL SEP 21 22 23 24
TRESOR 17 contemporary craft
Galerie Annick Zufferey – Galerie Tactile
my secret garden earrings black silver diamond emerald
25 ans Gallery Orféo
28, Rue des Capucins
rose rouge ring silver agate
festival earrings silver agate
Galerie Annick Zufferey
Place des Charmettes 1
1227 Carouge – Genève
28, Rue des Capucins
lines ring black silver quartz
plex necklace silver platinum diamonds
stippen necklace blackened silver leather
Art jewelry exhibition at Eva Maisch´s gallery
Las obras de Dominique Labordery trazan un línea muy fina entre la escultura y la joyería…
iro earrings white gold dark silver agates
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.
SCHMUCK TRIFFT FOTOGRAFIE
Dominique Labordery zeigt Schmuck-Arbeiten im Umfeld von Motiven internationaler Fotografen
she loves paris commissioned work brooch silver diamonds
For the 75th anniversary exhibition of the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, I made two rings. Have a look…
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…
Group exhibition at the Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln
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…
MADE IN GERMANY
INSPIRATION LAB 2015 – curated by Mirko Borsche
Museum of Arts and Design New York
MAD about jewelry 2014
Monday, October 6 to Friday, October 10
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY10019
Dialoog tussen vorm en materiaal…
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…
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…
pli flexible brooch silver
pdl flexible brooch silver pearls
pdl flexible brooch black chromed silver onyx
pdl flexible brooch gold tourmaline