At VicenzaOro, the nine Palladio Awards awarded to the world of jewelery were presented. Here are the winners ♦ ︎
It’s defined the Oscar of the jewelry, but perhaps it has no longer need to take Hollywood red carpet as a model. The awards to designers, maison and jewelers who have been delivered for the past five years at VicenzaOro have now become a tradition in themselves. At the Palladio Theater of the Vicenza Fair, therefore, at the opening of VicenzaOro the nine winners of the Andrea Palladio International Jewelery Awards were awarded, which embrace design, production, retail, communication, Corporate Social Responsibility and career. This year the jury was composed by da Silvana Annicchiarico, Director of the Triennale Design Museum, Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Design of the Milan Polytechnic Jewel, and Clare Phillips, Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here is the result and the motivation of the prizes:
Best Italian Jewelery Designer: Massimiliano Bonoli
The jewels of Massimiliano Bonoli stand out for their vocation for experimentation and innovation both in the materials they are made of, as well as in the technologies and in the disciplinary intersections. His ability to look at the future of high jewelery is rewarded.
Best International Jewelery Designer: Luz Camino
The jewels of Luz Camino represent the meeting between the harmony of natural forms and contemporary elegance. Nature and beauty are interpreted at the highest levels.
The Best Italian Jewelery Collection: Palmiero
The Underwater World Collection is a tribute to the aesthetic perfection of nature and the technical manufacture. This collection comes to life and movement thanks to the excellent goldsmith manufacture and the study of volumes.
The Best International Jewelery Collection: Chanel
The Flying Cloud collection has the merit of translating the memories of the young Coco Chanel into precious material. Sapphires, diamonds and precious metals refer to his trips on the Côte d’Azur, to sailors’ uniforms, to cruises on the Flying Cloud, the yacht that belonged to Hugh Grosvenor from which the collection takes its name.
The Best Jewelery Communication Campaign: Cartier
How would you go for love? it is a celebration of love in small episodes, which refers, with quality and film narrative, to a passionate romanticism, as involving as the precious Cartier.
The Best Jewelry Flagship Store: Tiffany, Milan
The new location of Tiffany celebrates the elegance of the brand in a historic building in Milan that overlooks Piazza del Duomo. Shining shop windows, custodians of iconic collections and extraordinary contemporary works of art, aim to enhance Tiffany & Co’s creations.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Elsa Peretti
The career award goes to a visionary designer who anticipated not only formal but also social changes and translated them into jewels that defined new feminine, courageous, elegant and independent identities.
Jewelery Corporate Social Responsibility: SeeMe
An award to the tenacity of Caterina Occhio for her untiring support to women victims of aggression in Tunisia and Turkey through a simple but powerful symbol: the heart, to combat every form of violence and restore dignity, hope and future to women.
The Best Communication New Media: VC & A
The creativity of Van Cleef & Arpels is emphasized in a dreamlike journey, L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels – Multisensory Jewelery experience by Robert Wilson – Paris, Hong Kong, New York. A sensorial experience that combines the best goldsmith tradition with the new languages of contemporaneity.