Bodyfurnitures
Gian Luca Bartellone
1961Born in Velezzo Lomellina, Italy
1977Maestro d’Arte, B. Cellini School of the Arts in Valenza
1979–1990Goldsmith and later jewelry designer at Giollaro/ORM in Mede
1990–1991Jewelry designer at Asia in Mede
1992–1999Instructor for illustration and jewelry design, Goldsmith Jewelry Association in Valenza
Since 2000Bodyfurnitures collection
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Bodyfurnitures

Jewelry by Gian Luca Bartellone blossoms in opulent, often floral forms and vibrant colors, recalling the style of the Baroque era. But his bodyfurnitures collection is not the result of a historicizing retrospective gaze, rather, these are modern pieces of jewelry that break traditional norms and mischievously question deep-rooted perceptions. Although Bartellone draws inspiration from tradition, he treads new paths with daring combinations of materials: For example, he unites gold, gemstones and silk with papier mâché or paper. With their lightness and flexibility they are perfectly suited to serve as the basis for his elaborately crafted pieces of jewelry. The mix of materials in his work is clearly unconventional but these are “familiar playmates” for this academically trained goldsmith, who says that his fondness for these materials can be traced to his childhood in Lombardy.

Represented by

  • Germany
      • Grassimuseum

        Art Aurea available
        Grassimuseum
        AddressJohannisplatz 5
        04103 Leipzig
        Germany
        TimesTuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm
        Website
        Map
  • Italy
      • TonHaus

        Gallery/Shop
        tonhaus-innen
        AddressRauschertorgasse 28
        39100 Bozen
        Italy
        Phone0039 0471 976681
        Emailinfo@tonhaus.it
        Website
        Map
      • Schmuckwerkstatt Konrad Laimer

        Gallery/Shop
        Galerie Konrad Laimer
        AddressGerberweg 13
        39025 Naturns, Italy
        Phone+39 (0)473 66 78 80
        Emailinfo@konradlaimer.it
        TimesTuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
        and 4 p.m.–6.30 p.m.
        Saturday 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

        ART AUREA available
        Website
        Map
  • Luxemburg
      • Galerie Orfèo

        Gallery/Shop
        Galerie-Orfeo
        Address28, rue des Capucins
        L-1313 Luxembourg Luxemburg
        Phone+352 222 325
        Emailorfeo(at)pt.lu
        TimesTuesday–Saturday 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
        and 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
        Website
        Map
  • Switzerland
      • Schmuckforum

        Gallery/Shop
        Schmuckforum_Zuerich
        AddressZollikerstraße 12
        8008 Zürich
        Switzerland
        Phone+41 (0)44 38 36 679
        Emailschmuckforum(at)active.ch
        TimesWednesday–Friday 11am–6.30pm
        Saturday 10am–4pm
        Website
        Map