Max Danger wins Goldsmiths’ Fair (Week One) Best New Design Award
LONDON, September 30, 2016 – London-based Danish jeweller Max Danger has won the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 (Week One) Best New Design Award for his Honey Bee Cluster Ring, a striking piece that explores the formation of bees in hives.
Announcing the prize, renowned design curator and consultant, Mary La Trobe-Bateman, drew attention to the charm, intricacy and craftsmanship of Danger’s standout piece – a gold, black rhodium and natural yellow diamond piece of wearable art.
“I’m absolutely thrilled. There are so many great designers here and Goldsmiths’ Fair is an amazing experience without shadow of a doubt. Winning the Best New Design Award is like the cherry on top,” said Danger upon receiving his £1,000 prize and a bottle of champagne.
London-based Zoe Arnold was named runner up for her Mirror Brooch/Pendant, a piece constructed with zinc, oxidised silver, 18ct gold and a shell.
Scottish jeweller Andrew Lamb was runner up for Ishihara #1 Brooch, made of 18ct yellow and white gold.
They both received a bottle of champagne.
About: Max Danger (Stand 8) is a Graduate Bursary recipient at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair. He creates narrative jewellery, which incorporates a strong element of humour and/or reflects environmental concerns.
His range of bee jewellery explores this endangered species. Danger trained as a fine jeweller at Jacob Enghave Gold, a traditional goldsmith in Copenhagen, and also has an MA in Fine Jewellery and Metalwork from the Royal College of Art, London. His work can be found in private collections worldwide.
Zoe Arnold (Stand 74) has a BA in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins, London. The Londoner’s evocative jewels are as much individual works of art as they are wearable sculpture, exploring the poetic and the macabre in the form of both illustrative and sometimes obscure treasures.
Her pieces form part of numerous important public and private collections worldwide.
Andrew Lamb (Stand 64) has an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art, London as well as Ba Hons in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Edinburgh College of Art. Lamb’s interest in illusion and the mesmerising visual effects of Optical Art are cleverly adapted into his jewellery designs. He creates striking, yet delicately shaped pieces, which appear to shift and change as the eye moves across them. His work is in numerous prestigious public and private collections in the UK and abroad.