SCHMUCK is considered to be one of the most significant exhibitions of contemporary jewellery design and is a meeting point for collectors, gallerists, museum curators and jewellery artists from around the world.
"The amount of applications alone shows how esteemed this special exhibition on contemporary jewellery is and how much significance is ascribed to it globally," says Wolfgang Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK.
This year's highlight again was the presentation of the Herbert-Hofmann awards to three outstanding jewellery designers, which is always highly anticipated by numerous international guests.
Like every year, the selection of exhibits at SCHMUCK is made by a famous personality from the author’s jewellery world. Cornelie Holzach, manager of the jewellery museum Pforzheim, made the final selection choice for the upcoming special exhibition.
67 artists from 31 countries were invited to take part at SCHMUCK 2017. The greatest number of goldsmiths and jewellery designers are from Germany and France, followed by Sweden, New Zealand and the United States. There are also contributions from Mexico and Iran.
This time, Renate Heintze (1936-1991) will be honoured for "contemporary classics". She was the director of the jewellery department at Castle Giebichenstein from 1974 to 1991 and substantially contributed to the special reputation of this training facility. At SCHMUCK, a selection of her most significant works will be exhibited once again.
Contemporary jewellery is also a topic of international galleries, which are presented in the "FRAME" area, directly next to SCHMUCK in hall B1 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse. Amongst others, Platina (Sweden), the Atta Gallery (Thailand), the Gallery Ra Amsterdam and the Gallery Marzee (both Netherlands), Chrome Yellow Books (Great Britain), Handshake 3 (New Zealand) as well as Gallery Rosemary Jäger and the Spektrum Gallery (Germany) can be found there.
Find more information on SCHMUCK at Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern (german only).