CCI Alumna Sophie Main needs your help to join Milan Design Week 2014

[colored_box variation=”purple”]In 2007, Sophie Main, originally from Bristol, joined the University of Portsmouth, CCI Faculty to study B.A. (Hons) Three Dimensional Design. Sophie graduated in 2010 with First Class Honours and recently received her master’s at Royal College of Art, London, in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery.

Sophie and eleven other jewellery and object designers, from six different countries, have created the Moving On Project to open up the debate around the accessibility and knowledge of contemporary jewellery and objects. They are now planning to join the Milan Design week, 8 -13 April 2014, as 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 their project. It questions if contemporary jewellery belongs in the design, art or craft world. How function relates to jewellery and their work.

They have been invited to show with Designersblock and looking for your help. Designersblock will be promoted by Wallpaper Magazine and they will be in the same design district as Droog Design, Kvadrat, Sarah Lucas and Rue Du Vertbois.

Your contribution will go towards the hire of the stand place, materials for the display of the show, signage, traveling costs within Milan and other logistics needed to exhibit.

Their presence in Milan will give them a chance to be recognised as a discipline and really kick-start their careers as young designers. With your support they will be able to reach their goal.

More on the Moving On Project here

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