Presenting over 100 outstanding works by more than 50 designers, a showcase of 5 leading institutions from Switzerland and China in the field of contemporary accessory design will be held in College of Design and Innovation (D&I) of Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
The Geneva School of art and Design (HEAD – Genève), which is one of the major institutions of art and design education in Europe, and features Bachelor and Master courses of study in various field of art and design, will bring from Switzerland to Shanghai the recent designs by students as well as selected pieces from their exhibition in Hong Kong.
The contemporary design of ring, watch, earring, handbag and many other kinds of accessory will be included in the exhibits. The usage of different materials and shapes will bring fresh and interesting aura and various visual effect to the exhibition.
To create a Sino-Swiss dialogue through the exhibition, Tongji University gathered 3 other top universities, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China Academy of Art (CAA) and Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua for presenting their selected works from students in this field.
In terms of better communication and understanding, a roundtable discussion with theme of “From the Present to the Future” will be held on the opening day, April 6th2018. Prof. Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD – Genève and Prof. SUN Jie, Head of The New Center of Contemporary Jewelry and Design Culture (NoCC) of D&I, as well as representatives from 3 other institutions will attend and exchange their insights. Additionally, Prof. Esther Brinkmann, founder of the Jewelry Design Department of HEAD – Genève will conduct a professional workshop during the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open to public with no charge until April 27th.
Exhibition & Public Program Information
1-3.30PM, 6 April 2018 / Dark Room Lecture Hall, Design & Innovation Collage, Tongji University
4PM, 6 April 2018 / 2F Platform, Design & Innovation Collage, Tongji University
7-27 April 2018 / Design & Innovation Collage, Tongji University
From the Present to the Future – from a Contemporary jewellery and accessory design perspective
1PM, 6 April 2018 / Dark Room Lecture Hall, Design & Innovation Collage, Tongji University
Mediator: SUN Jie, Professor at D&I Tongji.
Jean-Pierre Greff, Director of HEAD
Elizabeth Fischer, Head of Jewellery and Fashion
Esther Brinkmann, Founder of Jewelry Design Department, HEAD – Genève
WANG, Zhenghong, Vice-Dean of School of Art and Craft, CAA
LIU, Xiao, Head of jewellery Dep. CAFA
Andy YU, Deputy Head of NoCC, D&I Tongji
WANG, Xiaoxin, Associate Professor at Academy of Art and Design, TsingHua University.
7-8 April 2018 /
Prof. Esther Brinkmann, Founder of Jewelry Design Department, HEAD – Genève
Geneva University of Art and Design
Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) was formed in 2006 from the merger of two art schools, the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts and the Haute école d’arts appliqués, both over two hundred years old. Urban and international, it welcomes over 700 students from 40 different countries and offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in fine arts, cinema, spatial design, visual communication, fashion, jewellery and accessory design.
New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Design Culture
The New Center of Contemporary Jewelry and Design Culture (NoCC) at the College of Design and Innovation (D&I) of Tongji University is an international think tank, the only one of its kind in China to unite the powerful resources of the university and the contemporary jewelry community.