***WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET GOAL !***
THANKS TO ALL YOU BACKERS! We are all overwhelmed with the support you have shown towards our project.
>>>> Milan Design Week here we come <<<<
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!
PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO KEEP PLEDGING TO BE PART OF OUR PROJECT !
>> If we can get an additional £500 we can really make our display in Milan amazing!
- lighting to show off our work better.
- more floor space in Milan so the display can reach it's full potential and we can show more pieces of our work.
>>> With an additional £1000 we can make everything perfect!
- hire a photographer for the press/promotional materials.
- contribute towards the cost of materials for our new work created for the show.
- pay for any extra shipping charges for the new work.
About us :
Hi, we are Moving On collective, 11 jewellery and object designers, from 6 different countries.
Our members are: Sofie Boons, Margaux Clavel, Phylicia Gilijamse, Sophie Main, Izzy Parker, Hollie Paxton, Molly Perrin, Jelka Quintelier, Kuntee Sirikrai, Marina Stanimirovic and Danyi Zhu
We met 3 years ago at the Royal College of Art in London and realised that we were striving for the same goal.
We want to put contemporary jewellery and objects in the spotlight!
This is exactly what our previous events where about! They included a walking exhibition throughout London in collaboration with the Design Museum, an exhibition at London Design Festival and an interactive promotional event at Schmuck international jewellery fair in Munich.
Now we need to get attention from a wider design audience and to do that we need to have a strong presence at big events like Milan Design Week.
That is what we are working towards at the moment. At Milan Design week (8 -13 April 2014) we will be one of the first collectives showing contemporary jewellery.
Last year Milan Design Week saw over 80,000 visitors. It comprises hundreds of events and exhibitions that animate the entire city making it one of the most important contemporary design events in the world.
“Ceci n’est pas un bijou” is the title of our project. It questions if contemporary jewellery belongs in the design, art or craft world. How function relates to jewellery and our work.
We have designed and are in the process of, hand-making an eye-catching innovative display system. Most importantly we are all working hard to produce NEW jewellery and objects that challenge the above debate.
We’ve been invited to show with Designersblock, so we're already half way there, now all we need is your help. Designersblock will be promoted by Wallpaper Magazine and we will be in the same design district as Droog Design, Kvadrat, Sarah Lucas and Rue Du Vertbois.
Your contribution will go towards hire of the stand place, materials for the display of the show, signage, traveling costs within Milan and other logistics needed to exhibit.
Our presence in Milan will give us a chance to be recognised as a discipline and really kick-start our careers as young designers. Without your support we won't be able to reach our goal.
Thank you so much for your interest and please support us!
In return for your support you will receive exclusive items, limited edition pieces and jewellery designed and made by us!
In preparation of our past event in Munich, Moving On Collective have asked the general public the question: “What is contemporary jewellery?”
Here our favourite quotes!
Focusing on her interest in collecting and archiving Sophie endeavoures to understand the role of objects and adornment within systems of value. She incorporates elements of the objects and materials that she studied and archived in her actual work.
Rhythmic and graceful patterns inspired by the city of London made into wearable jewellery pieces. The material is a very durable EPDM roofing rubber, an unconventional and new material for jewellery design. By the means of laser cutting this material is transformed into light and easy to wear body jewellery.
Sofie Boons made these earrings out of pure silver balls, because this is how silver appears before made into a silver alloy. The earrings are exactly 1 gram of pure silver.
Throughout Hollie's project 'Remembering Deptford' she explored ways in which she can record and highlight the town’s unique character; from the local shopkeepers’ hand-written signage, to jewellery in the high-street pawnshop.
Jewellery inspired by the chinks and glints of light that highlight ornaments on a museum's walls over the course of the day, illuminating fragments of the fragments at different times and in various lighting conditions.
Inspired by visual patterns that seek Jelka’s attention in her surroundings. Stretching the boundaries of jewellery design into fashion, illustration and construction. Unique, easy to wear rubber laser cut jewellery that feels as a second skin to your clothing.
Attempting to find ways to define absence. This bracelet consists of two bracelets fitting perfectly into each other to make one perfect circle. The two also work when the other is absent, but they long to be connected, together they are one, but not quite one.
Perfumes, aromas and scents have been an important part of human life throughout the ages. Sofie Boons eternalised scent (perfume) into wearable glass rings.
This is a wearable bag-structure that can hold larger fabric items like a blanket. This pieces is part of Jelka's graduation project 'Room for more than just adornment' and it depicts the notion of carrying homely comfort and cosiness around.
'Heart of steel' ios part of Izzy's Intimacy series which explores objects that act as a catalyst for physical interaction. (materials : leather, plastic, pins, silk thread)
Hollie's piece intends to comment on the throwaway culture that’s prevalent in Western society. The brooch inverts the idea of what can be precious, as the object I have chosen to recreate, once used, is disposable and almost worthless.
Every link of this chain is different but they all have in common that they consist of two incomplete parts. Only when the two parts come together can the link be closed.
'Klokhuis' is a silver necklace with an extra function. It can carry an apple. This piece is part of Jelka's graduation project 'Room for more than just adornment', exploring the boundaries of jewellery and how jewellery can be given an extra carrying function. The apple represents our basic and daily need for nutrition which contrasts with the precious and luxury aspect of a silver necklace.
Are rhythms supports or securities? Is dissonance always synonymous of mistakes or a form of freedom? I am particularly interested in dances, musical performances and sexuality as tools for research and understanding of the notion of rhythms of life. These are for me primitive expressions, inspiring pleasures and elation but also tensions and risks, where the subconscious is both explored and exposed.
By exploring various interpretations, my work is a constant search for balance, this intangible space of oscillation, in between grace and gravity.”
Thank you for taking the time to read what we and our project are about!
It would be great if you could be part of making our next step come true!
Risks and challenges
During our first year of coming together we have already organised 7 international successful events. During these events we overcame several hurdles and as a result we have gained strong co-ordinating and problem solving skills.
As a collective we are group of very hard-working, motivated designer makers. To achieve our project we are working after hours, at the weekend, sometimes even through the night to ensure we achieve deadlines on time so we can deliver a strong presence at Milan Design Week.
We are very lucky to already have Designersblock's backing, who have 12 years of experience of putting together major group exhibitions in Milano during Milan Design Week. Working together with them gives us a real confidence boost that achieving our goal to exhibit in Milan is possible.
We have already self-funded our accommodation and flights so 7 of us can be present in Milan, this reflects our commitment to making our project happen. If the campaign is unsuccessful then we will not be able to exhibit at Milan Design Week. If we are successful then we don't foresee any risk in us not attending the fair.
Under no circumstance will your pledges not be fulfilled. Our jewellery is all donated from collective members, so it is already made and sitting ready to be packaged and dispatched, our totebags and stickers will be made to order but we assure they will be ready for May 2014 dispatch. The delivery will not be carried out by us personally, so potential delays due to our delivery company will be out of our hands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter