VicenzaOro starts, between luxury and technology (with a bit of worldliness) ♦ ︎
VicenzaOro (19-24 January) is came back.Ieg group, that organizes the fair, defines it as “the biggest European show dedicated to jewelery and jewelery”. And, in fact, if we also consider the concomitant TGold, the numbers are there. More than a fair, in fact, word now that tastes a bit ‘old, VicenzaOro prefers to label itself as a business hub, a platform for jewelry deals, at the service of the 4500 companies involved, of which 35% foreign, with 96 thousand visitors expected from over 130 countries and 3800 top buyers hosted thanks to the help of the government, ie with the decisive contribution of the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE.
And the proof that VicenzaOro has been transformed into a format is its replication in other markets, such as Dubai. In fact, today the fair born in Vicenza organizes five salons in the world and is present at ten international events. In 2018, for example, beyond Vicenza will be in Hong Kong, Arezzo, Las Vegas, Dubai, Mumbai.
But VicenzaOro is also jewelry of all kinds, high, medium, low, for fashion, or components. And T.Gold is a salon dedicated to tools for jewelry production sector, in which Italy excels. In fact, T.Gold enjoys excellent health: this year the number of exhibitors has increased by more than 20% thanks to the entry of important names in the sector such as the British Durston and the German Hemerle + Meule. In total there are over 160 exhibiting companies, from 16 countries in the world, in particular from Italy, Germany, United States. Among the reasons of interest is the growth of the 3D printing segment and its solutions.
The prizes at the jewel
With the opening of VicenzaOro the Andrea Palladio International Jewelery Awards are back for the fifth edition, with the awarding of prizes to the excellence of luxury and top players of world jewelry that have stood out for their creativity, design, production, distribution , retail, communication, new media, career award and Corporate Social Responsibility. The latter fits into the strand of sustainable jewelery, to which VicenzaOro has also decided to dedicate an appointment with Cibjo, the world jewelery confederation.
To decree the winners, in the presence of the president of IEG, Lorenzo Cagnoni, the vice president, Matteo Marzotto, and the general manager, Corrado Facco, will be a jury composed by Franco Cologni, president of the Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte Foundation, Clare Phillips , curator of the Department of Sculpture, Handicraft of iron, glass and ceramics of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Alba Cappellieri, Professor of Jewelery Design at the Polytechnic of Milan, Silvana Annichiarico, Director of the Triennale Design Museum.