Joining this exhibition, Diana Holstein chose to challenge herself taking the “pearl necklace” category to the next level while designing a pearl piece made for modern life, not conservative nostalgia. As such, Diana Holstein’s pearl set can be worn in several ways and for several purposes just as modern life demands: Everyday, cocktail and gala.
The Art Association of August 14th has twice invested in works by Hanan Emquies. In 2006 a Lady Chocolate ring in 18 carat gold and in 2012 a 3-in-1 ring in polished silver. The pieces were exhibited alongside the rest of the association’s purchases at Designmuseum Denmark the same year, 2006 and 2012.
Diana Holstein was invited to join the exhibition “Tiara – Queen of Jewels, Jewel of Queens”– at the Amalienborg Museum and entered with one of the three crowns, she designed for her final exam at the Academy of Precious Metal Arts. The exhibition set to investigate the tiara in a contemporary setting inviting several of Denmark’s finest goldsmiths and jewellery designers to make a modern interpretation of the tiara.
In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Galerie Metal, all members of the collective joined an exhibition. Hanan Emquies showcased the eternity ring and was praised by Rector of Design School Kolding and previous Minister of Culture, Elizabeth Gerner Nielsen: “Hanan Emquies’s eternity ring symbolizes the perception of love throughout time. Relationships rarely last for life. We live in serial monogamy. His design underlines the meaning of interpersonal relations, so crucial to man.
Goldsmith Trine Neersø was a close friend and colleague, but alas not for long. In 2005 she died at a young age, leaving behind her loved ones and a great gap. In her honour and memory, the design collective byUs, which Trine belonged to, staged an exhibition at Officinet, with friends and colleagues paying homage to Trine while designing a piece of jewellery for the shoulders – Trine’s preferred place to wear her jewellery.
The archetypes and classics of the jewellery sphere were challenged, reinterpreted and retold, when byUs presented the design collective’s newest designs at the exhibition “CLASSIC UPDATE”. The exhibition focused on traditional and conservative perceptions of jewellery and the desire to rebel against it. For the exhibition, Hanan Emquies chose to work with the eternity ring.