The internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid is to guest curate a showcase of personal highlights from this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s most exciting exhibition of fine jewellery and contemporary silver, which takes place in London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall from 22 September to 5 October.
Zaha Hadid Selects will feature twenty masterpieces from the Fair, a unique event showcasing the latest jewellery and silver collections from 170 leading UK-based designer-makers.
The display will be unveiled on 22 September but The Goldsmiths’ Company can reveal that it will include a 22ct yellow gold ring by Jennifer Saker (pictured). Exhibiting at Goldsmiths’ Fair for the first time, Saker places contemporary architecture and engineering at the heart of her jewellery design.
Saker was one of the first jewellery designers in the UK to use rapid prototyping and aims to scale architectural forms to human proportions.
David Mills, Head of Communications at The Goldsmiths’ Company, commented, “As well as being a phenomenal architect, Zaha Hadid is an inspirational figure in the wider world of design and style. We are delighted that Zaha has agreed to curate our first guest selection at Goldsmiths’ Fair, an event which celebrates the very best in contemporary British design and craftsmanship.”
Zaha Hadid Selects complements several exciting changes to Goldsmiths’ Fair this year, which include a fresh look, a raft of new exhibitors and a programme of talks by experts from jewellery, silver, and design.
Building on over 30 years of success, Goldsmiths’ Fair is a unique showcase of innovative design in gold and silver, traditional and cutting-edge techniques, exquisite precious metals and gemstones, riotous colour and intricate detailing, poetry written in metal and celebrations of nature’s most beautiful materials.
The Fair is the antidote to high-street humdrum, giving visitors the chance to buy original and distinctive works of art direct from the maker.
Exhibitors are selected from across the UK by an expert judging panel assembled by the Goldsmiths’ Company, the UK’s leading patron of jewellers and silversmiths. Each artist-maker will unveil their latest collections, the result of months of creativity in their independent workshops.