Friday 18 May 2012 in Vicenza, in the superb room Palladian Palazzo Bonin Longare, was held the prize-giving ceremony of the competition "Next Generetion Jewellery Talent Contest" in collaboration with Confcommercio and CNA.
Special occasion, the start of a process that Vicenza Fair has dedicated to the young designer to offer you the opportunity to enter concretely into the labor market.
The activation mode of the system environment and creative young people, experts in the use of IT tools, was greeted kindly by the world of the goldsmith's local, rich experience.
Among the two hundred and fifty young designers, internationally (Italy, France, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Slovakia, Korea ...) to the first three the president of Fiera Vicenza, Mr. Roberto Ditri handed a check in cash to the first twenty selected were given the chance to see their project from gold companies established and participate in an exhibition in September at VICENZAORO Fall 2012.
The competition "Souvenir Italiae" is a way to tell new stories with jewel, drawing from the Italian cultural heritage.
Luisa Bocchiello, president of ADI (Association for Industrial Design), stressed the importance of the synergy between the young and the territory, especially in light of the problems of the labor market, now in crisis, hence the wish for a relaunch through the new impetus given by the young.
Alba Cappellini, lecturer in Jewellery Design at the Politecnico di Milano, has supported strongly the great cultural value of which is able to create the jewel, narrating the history of the area, rich in memory and concluded that only a careful eye to the past will be able to project ourselves towards the future in a conscious way.
Gijs Bakker, distinguished designers recognized worldwide, has delayed the reconstruction of semantic gem that seals the sense of identity and belonging. He also highlighted the contradictory aspect that carries with it the same project for the different dynamics implemented in the design phase: a souvenir to be valuable, practical, evocative and satisfy a wide audience; as president of the jury, said he was satisfied because the ideas were so many and interesting. In the end he wanted to bring back what was expressed by the designer Ingo Maurer, about the work of the goldsmiths "What you can do in an inch I can not do."
Among the interesting proposals, plants historical monuments Italian; no doubt this is the heritage to offer to the future and to treasure.
The ceremony ended with the presentation of the exhibition "The jewel sustainable" by Riccardo Dalisi.
Suggestive intervention jeweler A.Buccellati, representing the major Italian goldsmiths world famous, he wanted to tell a short story of a young Frenchman who, traveling with a caravan of nomads to Italy's 1500, produced a series of sketches, appointing his cahier "Souvenir of Italy".
The participating companies with their young designers are: Al-Ba with Cristina Novati Ardovari with Alessia Rovagnolo and Alessandra Scarfo, Arly with Alessandra Mastroeni, Silver Italian Consortium with Anna Battle; Eddie Manzardo with Greta Lazzarotto, Fratelli Bovo with Anna Corraini; LCS Precious with Martina Ash, Lovato Eugenio Messina with Marta and Serena Bottarini, Maxioro with Nikita Smirnov, Microvalle with Alessandra Barbato; Naoto with Corina Macnovit, Rigon & Rigon with Sofia Marinelli, Tre Esse with Marta Bonfanti, Silber with Elena Gorbunova, Veneroso with Micol Maria Cantalup.