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FUJI KIM

C'est le nom du nouveau collier signé Valérie Hangel.
Il ressemble a une friandise ou un petit jouet japonais.

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Several artistic worlds have come together to create the fusion that is today the Galerie H collection. Galerie H is an online boutique comprised solely of articles produced in small signature series signed Valerie Hangel. The collection also includes her favourite discoveries from other designers and artists. The items in the Galerie H collection have  a unique character.  Each object expresses itself with its essential detail, fusing noble materials with exquisite form, for results of audacious beauty.  Take a unique voyage through this studied collection and enjoy a glimpse of Valerie Hangel’s choice of object, form and function.

Nicklace Hiroko red bambou

Nicklace Hiroko red bambou

280.00 CHF
Nicklace Hiroko red bambou
Bracelet Hiroko indigo

Bracelet Hiroko indigo

180.00 CHF
Bracelet Hiroko indigo
Mug with gold

Mug with gold

300.00 CHF
Mug with gold
Kuro expresso cup & saucer

Kuro expresso cup & saucer

95.00 CHF
Kuro expresso cup & saucer
Kuro beakers

Kuro beakers

65.00 CHF
Kuro beakers
Win glass

Win glass

48.00 CHF
Win glass
Brooch butterflies cube

Brooch butterflies cube

145.00 CHF
Brooch butterflies cube
Necklace shibori turquoise

Necklace shibori turquoise

380.00 CHF
Necklace shibori turquoise
Fuji Kim red

Fuji Kim red

175.00 CHF
Fuji Kim red
Big kite

Big kite

450.00 CHF
Big kite
Large petals

Large petals

280.00 CHF
Large petals
Mekong purple

Mekong purple

475.00 CHF
Mekong purple
Pink earrings

Pink earrings

135.00 CHF
Pink earrings
Scarf bouquet

Scarf bouquet

425.00 CHF
Scarf bouquet
Snood chrysanthemum

Snood chrysanthemum

165.00 CHF
Snood chrysanthemum
Geek Garden adder

Geek Garden adder

250.00 CHF
Geek Garden adder

Chaque bijou est réalisé artisanalement par mes soins avec des soies anciennes en provenance du Japon, ce qui lui confère une valeur unique.

A VOYAGE BEYOND IMAGINATION

In her "gallery/curiosity shop" in Carouge just outside Geneva, Valérie Hangel designs jewellery collections, necklaces, bracelets and earrings which somehow manage to encapsulate all the riches of the imagination.

"I discovered a whole host of extraordinary old silks in Japan, where the art of the kimono and the traditional 'obi' sash is based on the elegance of detail and cultural nuances," she explains. And indeed she fell head over heels in love with these prints that were as rare as a precious metal, and the idea of transforming them into the source of her jewellery was a magical invitation for her to give her imagination free rein once again.

Throughout her workshop, the finely-cut textures tied around little pieces of lathed wood or salpa that has been cut by laser all go to form unique declinations and mini- impressionist landscapes on the one hand, geometrical abstractions on the other. The minutest detail is always important – once these pieces of silk have been tamed and given unique detail, a new visual history is created. The mini-motifs that are highlighted suddenly take on an unexpected dimension with a life of their own, while never losing the beauty of their movement. Valérie’s work does not revolutionise the codes of jewellery, far from it. Her creations are like a string of pearls or an item that is so light, you wear it like perfume. They are in communion with the spirit and the personality of the person who chooses to wear them, either as a trusted everyday piece or as a spectacular accessory.

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