The exhibition “From Milan to Tokyo: Journeys of Craft, Creativity and Design” in Harajuku, Tokyo showcases Italian style at the global luxury standard. The themes explored in the exhibition presented by Italian fine jewellery brand Pomellato are supremacy, creative design and Milanese elegance.
“[We are] proud to be the first company to present Pomellato’s most exclusive collections,” said CEO Sabina Belli. “Pomellato is a brand founded in Milan 1967 with the concept of precious and everyday jewellery. Jewellery that embodies the Milanese style – where individuality is valued and can be admired on every occasion – with Contemporary fashion resonates. These elements are the starting point for this exhibition.”
The exhibition kicked off with creative design, showing Inspired by the architecture and art of Milan, and three pieces of furniture. Gio Ponti of Cassina presents a modern interpretation of traditional goldsmithing techniques alongside the Superleggera chair, called “Iconica:”. With its beauty and brilliance of colour, ‘Nude’ jewellery, combined with Alessandro Mendini’s baroque Magis Proust armchair, appeals to those interested in art and jewellery. Finally, the “Catenet” jewelry is beautifully displayed with Arrangements lamps by Michael Anastasiades for Flos.
“The history of Pomellato shares some similarities with the history of contemporary design. This part represents the fact that Pomellato creates jewelry that is not only modern, but also historically relevant. Meaning,” Belli said.
The second area – under the concept of the Supreme Master – celebrates the artisans who craft Pomellato. Upon entering the space, the first thing you hear is the sound installation of a blacksmith hand beating gold. The echoes of the tools, maintaining a steady rhythm, create a sacred atmosphere, almost like a space for meditation.