Founded in 2002 with an eye towards the conceptual side of the jewelry field, Ornamentum is known as the source for intelligent, provocative and historically-important works from a roster of the most consequential international designers/artists - established and emerging. Placing important works in numerous public and private jewelry, art and design collections worldwide, Ornamentum consults with collectors, museum institutions, architects, designers and consultants who seek to build the strongest collections of contemporary jewelry and related art and object works.
Ornamentum hosts numerous exhibitions yearly where artists exhibit in conceptual installations within their beautiful Hudson, New York gallery.
Following Ornamentum’s acclaimed premier of David Bielander’s gold Cardboard bracelets at Design Miami/ Basel, Bielander broadens the theme and his play on the recognized, established concepts of value and beauty with his latest Cardboard Crown necklaces and bracelets for a very special presentation at Design Miami/. Bielander hides nobility in plain sight, laboriously creating by hand a wearable piece with substantial material value disguised as the creations of a child first discovering scissors and stapler. The observer of these works may not recognize that they are looking at something precious, and it is up to the discretion of the wearer to let them in on and allow them to marvel at the secret, or to allow them to continue on their way in the belief that they have found something about which to chuckle smugly. We have all likely worn a cardboard crown at some point in our childhood, and we all probably have the desire to be bestowed with a crown of regality on occasion. In the latest works by David Bielander this crown is accessible, camouflaged as the role-play headdress of the kindergartener within us and wearable as a necklace.
Contact/ Stefan Friedemann
Address/ 506 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534, USA