VicenzaORO Spring – Stephen Webster wins Andrea Palladio designer award
VICENZA, Italy, May 19, 2013 – Luxury jeweller Stephen Webster won Best International Jewellery Designer at the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards 2013 at the Spring edition of the VicenzaORO trade fair on May 18.
Webster said he was delighted to have been recognized by the trade at Vicenza, a major centre of the Italian jewellery industry and home of Italy’s leading international jewellery trade fair.
“Tonight I feel a little bit Italian,” he told the VIP audience at the ceremony at Fondazione Bisazza, a contemporary art exhibition located on the outskirts of Vicenza.
Webster is one of the leading British jewellery designers.
His keen eye for detail, expert craftsmanship and glam-rock attitude has given way to dramatic creations with an eternally chic aesthetic.
Having evolved into a powerful global luxury jewellery brand, Stephen Webster now boasts close to 300 points of sale worldwide and 7 boutiques internationally in London, Beverly Hills, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Vienna and Marbella.
Webster is a firm favourite with celebrities across the globe, from Madonna to Christina Aguilera, Kate Moss, Sir Elton John, Mickey Rourke and Kate Beckinsale.
Another big winner at the second edition of the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards was Cartier, which won two awards – Best International Jewellery Brand Collection, and Best Jewellery Flagship Store, for Cartier Milano.
The Depaysement collection from Cartier, presented at Biennale des Antiquaires 2012, maps out an otherworldly itinerary of styles and creativity.
This new Cartier High Jewellery collection takes us to the four corners of an inspired world, and leads us to discover four universes: urban, luxuriant, solar and boreal landscapes.
Highlights of the 148-creation collection include twelve precious objects and five High Jewellery watches.
Damiani won Best Jewellery Communication Campaign.
In May 2012, photographer Greg Williams shot the new Damiani campaign at Eltham Palace, an aristocratic mansion outside London.
Under Silvia Damiani’s artistic supervision, Greg Williams and Art Director, Paul Barry, have created intimate spaces, in order to get a movie atmosphere, thanks to warm lights and strong shadows.
The campaign follows a woman during her day, when she wears different jewels from the morning to the evening.
Her Damiani jewel becomes her faithful companion as well as the main character of the communication campaign, thanks to a still life Polaroid of every jewel set on each picture.
The winner of Best Jewellery Communication New Media was Bulgari.
In 2012 the Bulgari Youtube Channel was completely restyled and today reaches more than 16.5 million views.
Roberto Coin won the award for Jewellery Corporate Social Responsibility.
Recognised as an example in the field of social responsibility, Roberto Coin is on the board of directors of the World Diamond Council.
All diamonds used in Roberto Coin’s creations are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme which guarantees that they come from conflict free zones.
Pasquale Bruni won Best Italian Jewellery Brand Collection, and GianCarlo Montebello won Best Italian Jewellery Designer.