Benjamin Lignel

The particulars of my training (two years of furniture design, and five days in jewellery making) defined the way I initially approached jewellery: I concerned myself primarily with notions of function and context of use, and usually worked towards self-appointed briefs, whilst one step removed from actual manufacture. Even though I am gradually taking over the manufacture of my work, I believe it continues to offer a design-led alternative to our craft-based profession: as an extended family of individual objects that hope to tackle specific aspects of body adornment - with little concern for overall stylistic or technical homogeneity.

Born France, 1972

1993–1995 The Royal College of Art, MA Furniture Design
1990-1992 New York University BA (Hons) Art History

2008 Galleria Hipotesi, Barcelona
Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco 
Schmuckszene '08
Contemporary jewelry section, Munich
Municipal Art Gallery, Lódz
2007 ‘Contemporary jewellery from Italy’ Flow Gallery London. Galeria Bielak, Krakow.
2006 ‘Take me Home’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2005 ‘Un vrai bijou’ Galerie Artcore, Paris
‘Bijoux de France’ Galerie Noal Guyomarc’h, Montreal
‘La Chair de Mots’ Espace Solidor, Cagnes-sur Mer.
Public Collection
Fonds Permanent du Bijoux Contemporain,Cagnes-sur-Mer.




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