Space will come to Somerset House with diverse array of jewellers.
The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Goldsmiths’ Pavilion will return to London Jewellery Week (LJW) in 2012 with a five-day show in the East Wing of Somerset House showcasing design talent from across the industry.
This year the Goldsmiths’ Company debuted its pavilion space at London Jewellery Week’s showcase space at Victoria House in Bloomsbury, with jewellers taking part including Ornella Iannuzzi, Polly Gasston and William Cheshire.
The space will move with the rest of LJW to Somerset House for 2012 and promises 70 jewellers arranged by category type, such as emerging designers, those using gemstones and those working mostly in gold.
A release from the Goldsmiths’ Company says: “[The] unparalleled array of top jewellery design talent displayed in the elegant surroundings of Somerset House is bound to be an unforgettable experience and a jewellery shopper’s dream come true”.
Participants in this year’s pavilion are yet to be announced but set to include jewellers working with both precious metals and alternative materials such as Perspex, Whitby jet and recycled material.
The selling show will take place alongside a retrospective exhibition of work by Wendy Ramshaw, known for her art jewellery with a sculptural twist. The exhibit will feature work from the 1960s to today, with the centrepiece being Ramshaw’s Room of Dreams, a selection of jewellery and other objects inspired by stories and the imagination.
The Goldsmiths’ Pavilion will open two days after the launch of LJW, on June 13, and will last five days. There will be a £5 entry charge at the door.