Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich
Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich
Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich
Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich Jewellery Box by Lin Cheung at The Micheko Gallery, Munich

Elements of surprise

10 : 03 : 2016 Munich : ​Micheko Gallery : Jewellery

Munich – A new exhibition redefines the role of packaging in relation to jewellery.

  • Artists and designers are increasingly questioning notions of value associated with luxury goods
  • Jewellery Box, which runs until April, elevates the container to the same status as its contents

The Micheko Gallery was founded with the mission of introducing contemporary art from Japan to a European audience. Its Jewellery Box exhibition is inspired by the sense of anticipation and excitement experienced when encountering a closed jewellery box, and celebrates the humble container as a crucial element of the overall experience.

Three artists were commissioned to create pieces that conveyed the notion of symbiosis between object and container. ‘The box should be for the jewellery what the frame is for a painting,’ the gallery explained in a statement. 

Standout pieces from the exhibition include Takashi Kojima’s series of sculptural armatures, which are designed to hold multiple necklaces.

The Big Picture

Brands need to enhance the luxury goods-buying experience to engage consumers that are increasingly interested in emotional as well as material wealth. Read our Aspirational Fakes microtrend to find out more.

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