New Modernism – 1920s-2020s The Modernist Movement in Jewels

As we settle into the 2020s, 100 years after the original Modern Movement, there are signs of a new modernist approach to jewellery design; graphic compositions of form, line, colour and texture, often made possible by new high-tech materials and techniques.

In this talk, jewellery historian Vivienne Becker, curator of the Designer Vivarium, traces the Modernist movement in jewellery from the 1920s to today, with a look at the work of contemporary individual designer-jewellers on show in this year’s Designer Vivarium.