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Unexpected Pleasures: the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

Steinhaufen Ring, Karl Fritsch
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London, England, SE1

Bringing together almost 200 objects from around the world, Unexpected Pleasures celebrates the work of contemporary jewellers who have challenged the conventions of jewellery design. Curated by jewellery designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn, the exhibition offers a survey of contemporary jewellery presented through a number of themes: Worn Out, celebrating the experience of wearing jewellery; Linking Links, looking at the ways in which meaning and narratives are expressed in jewellery; and A Fine Line, offering insights into the origins of contemporary jewellery today, highlighting key instigators of the contemporary jewellery movement.


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