《SUNU》杂志创办人/编辑 Amy Sall 与摄影师/艺术家 Carlotta Kohl 带来前瞻思想，分享定义 Pomellato 50周年的非传统哲学。
Amy 与 Carlotta 当选 #PomellatoForWomen 数字广告代言人，她们皆拥有与众不同的大胆个性与一反常规的世界观，这与 Pomellato 一拍即合。Pomellato 赞颂多样性与女性价值，致力于弘扬女性个性与自我接纳精神，反对一切压抑真我的世俗标准。以“色彩”与“真实”为宗旨，Pomellato 数字广告通过鲜亮色彩、光影效果与对比手法凸显 Amy 与 Carlotta 的天然之美。一系列 Pomellato 经典珠宝释放大胆色彩与廓形魅力，经考究混搭，成为玩味十足的珠宝雕塑，女性个性的真实写照。大胆个性，性感魅力：Pomellato 珠宝从不是简单的装饰之物，而是珠宝习俗的悦动定义。
毕业于哥伦比亚大学艺术和科学研究生院，Amy Sall 拥有人权研究硕士学位，是《SUNU》杂志的创办人与编辑。《SUNU》杂志以非洲事物、批判思想与美学为主题，以即将到来的线上平台与纸质杂志为媒介，旨在拓展年轻人关于非洲与移民社群问题的视角。Amy Sall 现担任新学院尤金梁学院文化与媒体研究系兼职讲师。
Carlotta Kohl 在纽约城出生长大，获得纽约视觉艺术学院美术学士学位。凭借独到的时尚感知力与艺术观点，Kohl 担任艺术家、摄影师与模特，忙碌于镜头前后。
有一个房间完全涂成了黑色，这是汤姆·迪克森（Tom Dixon）举办展览后留下的，再没恢复成从前的样子。一层走廊的墙壁上依稀可见黑笔画的草稿；很多都是由奥兰迪认识或支持的设计师勾画的她的肖像。上层的商店还有原来固定在墙上用来展示布料的抽屉柜，有些柜子里甚至存放着原来的东西。商店本身就是一个百宝箱：印有马乌利奇奥·卡特兰（Maurizio Cattelan）形象的锡板，装有10欧元一双橡胶底鞋子的篮子令尼卡祖潘茨（Nika Zupanc）设计的优雅家具和里克·特杰拉（Rick Tegelaar）吊灯构成的空间更加怡人。“当我第一次进入这里的时候，我立马就感觉到，这便是我要的地方。”罗莎娜回望着画廊，喷吐出一缕烟雾。尽管她当时来到这个领带工厂是要找自己居住的地方，但把它改造成展览空间的念头一出现，她就毫不犹豫地付诸实施。
BEAUTY FOR US IS THE COMBINATION OF THESE ASPECTS OF UNIQUENESS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, A BALANCED, HARMONIOUS CO-EXISTENCE OF SHAPE, COLOUR AND MATERIAL. BEAUTY FOR US IS THE EXPRESSION OF TIMELESS ELEGANCE.
Every day we work to combine the poetry, grace and uniqueness of craftsmanship with contemporary design, fashion and taste. Curiosity is what takes you towards new horizons and new discoveries. The discovery of a sophisticated, very old pictorial tradition dating back to when Marco Polo travelled the Silk Route promoting cultural and trade exchanges, made us want to bring it to the knowledge of the West. Our desire was to follow in his steps in the opposite direction and bring this ancient oriental figurative art into our homes. The challenge was to create a first, second and then other collections in which these two sensibilities, western taste and oriental tradition, could co-exist. Time however has proved us right and today many feel the need to personalise their home or furnish a public space or even an office with gorgeous luxurious hand-painted wall coverings that make any home or workspace unique.
At a time when rooms were still minimal and no thought was given to decoration, we suggested decorating walls with spectacular wallpaper, going against the taste and trends of the moment.
MISHA STANDS FOR MILANO AND SHANGHAI, TWO CITIES THAT REPRESENT TWO VERY DIFFERENT WORLDS, TWO VERY DIFFERENT CULTURES.
Despite representing two very diverse cultures—the Catholic Cartesian West and the Taoist Confucian East—Milan and Shanghai are both proactive, dynamic, sophisticated, hard-working cities.
Living in each culture means coming up against different modus operandi and communication methods at times, but it also means uniting traditions, techniques and figurative models that complete and enrich each other. These two cultures exist side by side, the one complementing the other, in all Misha products.
Misha’s activity embraces both Italian and Chinese craftsmanship, and like any form of artisanship, both express creativity, transmission of knowhow and experience, strongly linked to the physical place and artistic tradition at their origin. The grace and poetry of the oriental figurative technique were for us a source of inspiration and, combined with taste, knowledge and pictorial Italian tradition, they represent our daily challenge in everything we produce. Attentive, continual collaboration between Italian artists and designers and Chinese craftsmen allows us to create constantly innovative projects and work on interesting new undertakings.
Jewels, just like decoration and design, are victims to fashion and time. We like to think that even jewels can express a timeless elegance that embraces tradition and contemporaneity. Like clothes, like the house we live in, a jewel reflects our personality; it is a way of externalising our inner self and of completing what we wear. A jewel is the detail that makes us stand out, that makes us “feel at home”, “feel ourselves”. It is what makes every day different and reflects our mood in a form of self-expression whatever the occasion or event.
A jewel also has sentimental value—it is a gift we wear every day, it is part of us and it is a personal possession that expresses our link with traditions. So, wearing jewels means communicating our way of being and our mood, as well as our personal taste.
Today the line dividing art, fashion and design grows ever finer. On the one hand they share trends, colours and shapes, in the expression of change and shared research; on the other, each discipline senses its own limits and sees the possibility for new fields of expression through exploration of other disciplines. There is no distinction between art and fashion when fashion manages to produce objects that verge on the sublime, with such expression therefore, of the characteristics of research, beauty and perfection that they can be considered works of art.
Misha is an Italian brand that teams tradition and innovation in order to bring the excellence of ancient forms of craftsmanship into contemporary lifestyles. The entire range of Misha products—fine silk wallpaper, fabrics, embroidery and furnishing accessories—recuperate the beauty and uniqueness of art made by hand.
SILVIA: “MY JEWELLERY KEEPS ME COMPANY! I GIVE EACH PIECE A MEANING, AND THEY REMIND ME OF CERTAIN MOMENTS AND BRING ME LUCK. THEY BECOME AMULETS FILLED WITH MY ENERGY”.
When it came to beauty, the Greeks talked about “καλὸς κἀγαθός” or “beautiful and good”; they believed that the body’s outward appearance reflected the virtue of the mind, that those beautiful on the outside were beautiful on the inside too. I like to use this to spur me on to keep taking care of myself, both on the inside and the outside! Beauty means always being self-aware and never letting yourself go.
When I was pregnant with my son Giulio I wrote a list of the characteristics I wanted him to have: tall with abundant curly hair, passionate about sport, courageous and determined! Only now do I realise that courage and determination are learnt over time. I believe life always puts us to the test, encouraging us to exceed our limits and to reveal our courage and determination. Each person does this in their own style, with their own way of expressing themselves. Giulio doesn’t have curly hair.
I’ve worked in communications and PR for five years for the Grand Hotel et de Milan and the STRAF hotel&bar, both managed by an all-woman family! They taught me that taking care of guests and making them feel at home is always one of our objectives, and I think our feminine sensitivity helps us succeed in this!
I come from a beautiful provincial town, surrounded by nature. I’ve been living in Milan for many years now, and to begin with it represented work and toil, with no space for anything else. Now, however, it has become my city. I discovered it gradually, and now I feel like I know all its most beautiful and “secret” corners. I’ve seen it evolve rapidly; for several years now it has been a very international and dynamic city. Despite this, however, it is still people-friendly, and I live here just like I did in my provincial town, getting around by bike and buying bread every day from my favourite bakery!
BARBARA: “I BELIEVE THAT BEAUTY PLAYS A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN EVERYONE’S LIFE, MAKING BOTH LIFE AND PEOPLE BETTER: I THINK IT IS CONTAGIOUS”.
A world without beauty would not be a happy place; enjoying something in a beautiful place or seeing a beautiful object provides you with joy, magnifying positive feelings and bringing you happiness, which you then pass on to other people. I like things to be carefully honed and yet spontaneous in their simplicity. And I love searching for details whose precious nature is inherent in their making and in the (clear) concepts they comprise.
I’ve always tried to stick to two basic rules, which help me to tackle every day of my life: “never sit down, and always smile”. In other words, give yourself something to do, and stay positive. A small amount of recklessness is crucial to tackle every new project in life. I feel very fortunate to have a job I like and that I can treat as an interest, not as a chore.
I love jewellery when its making, design and form turn it into something precious, but I love it even more if it takes on meaning and so becomes unique. I therefore find it hard to be apart from some of my jewellery; I have a few pieces I am attached to emotionally and always wear, and a second selection of jewellery that I vary, focused more on aesthetics and fun and linked to the choices I make regarding my daily appearance. For me, the biggest difference between a piece of jewellery and any other design or fashion item, and therefore its strong point, is the intrinsic emotional meaning it can carry.
Milan has accelerated recently, becoming more international but retaining its restrained size. My work gives me the opportunity to travel a lot and visit the world’s biggest metropolises, but I always like being able to come back to a city like Milan, with its more manageable dimensions.
I believe very strongly in all forms of crossover: art, design, fashion, architecture, theatre and in general all art forms can exchange energy and ideas, evolving by taking on elements from different fields. I love going to museums and charitable foundations, such as Milan’s historic buildings like Villa Necchi Campiglio or the Boschi Di Stefano Museum-Home. I find them extremely feminine and familiar, places where you can discover your inner self.
MODERN BEAUTY CELEBRATES DISTINCTION, CHALLENGES IDEALS, AND ENCOURAGES INTERPRETATION.
At Assouline we bring our point of view to the pages of our books and share our vision of style and beauty, presenting what we find worthy of the attention of our readers.
I hope that the books inspire our readers to surround themselves with what they find beautiful—travel, food, flowers, art, wine, jewelry, fashion, cars, designed interiors, basically all the subjects of our books.
Jewelry adds style and signature as you can wear the same pieces over and over again, and each time you wear them they never lose their relevance and increasingly become a part of you. Style is repetition and the right jewelry transcends time.
I love wearing pieces with provenance and memory like a cocktail ring that belonged to my grandmother or something that was gifted to me or self-purchased in honor of a special occasion. Women should empower themselves as much as possible and buying and wearing jewelry is one great way to do that.
Illustrated books, much the same as fiction, are an entry to worlds we otherwise may never have had a chance to discover. It’s really a dream to be surrounded each day by the richness of our books and the work of the talented authors and photographers that are immersed in.
I read all of the proposals that are sent in to us, as you never know where you might find the unexpected or a hidden gem, and we have discovered many over the years. I’d say working surrounded by books has kept me curious, open and filled with energy.
The distinctions between the feminine and masculine in the workplace are fading, I don’t see my feminine side come to play too much at work, so I am always glad to have the chance to express it with great jewelry!
Lucky for the next generation, heritage and innovation are not mutually exclusive. Some of the world’s greatest heritage brands are telling their stories in a way that is exciting, rich and digital simultaneously. As we are surrounded more and more by the digital, we will look towards books even more as objects to treasure and enjoy.
AUDREY BOSSUYT IS A GALLERIST AND AN ART COLLECTOR. AUDREY AND HER PARTNER NORDINE ZIDOUN JOINED FORCES IN 2013 TO CREATE ZIDOUN & BOSSUYT, A CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IN LUXEMBOURG.
For me beauty is a good balance between contrast and harmony and when I am looking for a new inspiration, I need to perceive both feelings. My job is a unique combination of feminine intuition and a capacity to deeply empathize with the artists.
As an art dealer I am very passionate about all forms of art in general and I consider contemporary jewellery as masterpieces of art. I am generally more attracted by bold jewellery. Its weight is reassuring and conveys a true value of authenticity.
When a woman buys herself a piece of jewellery, she demonstrates her independence and gives recognition to herself.
I strongly believe in feminine leadership. The courage to be myself gives me a great sense of joy which fills my body and soul and helps me to fully embrace my femininity. The challenges and achievements of my past have shaped me into a more mature woman, who is in full possession of her means and aware of her strengths.
Milano and Pomellato represent a great sense of elegance, creativity, movement and economic vitality to me. Pomellato is forward thinking, which is something that resonates with my professional vision. As an art collector I have to constantly feel the trends and above all, anticipate them.
My vision of art is very close to fashion as both subjects require a sharp eye and the need to embrace the present time.
Sabina Belli, Pomellato公司CEO