Pomellato Takes Milanese Design to Tokyo with Its First Exhibition
The event celebrated the connection between the brand’s design and the city’s style.
The fine jewelry brand opened an exhibition in the city to showcase how its craftsmanship, creativity, and design are rooted in Milan’s unique style.
The event ran from Oct. 21 to 30 at the Tokyo Jing exhibition space and was curated by Alba Cappellieri, author, curator, and chair of jewelry design at Politecnico di Milano.
“The ‘Pomellato: from Milan to Tokyo’ exhibition brings to Japan a celebration of Milanese style. Tokyo, like Milan, is an elegant, generous city where design meets fashion, craftsmanship and innovation. Milan is a city that has made its quest for quality and beauty its distinctive characteristic. Pomellato was founded in Milan in 1967, and since then our jewels embody the marvelous spirit of this city, its independent nature, and its joyous personality,” Pomellato CEO Sabina Belli said.
The exhibition was divided into three “universes,” each dedicated to one characteristic of Milanese style.
Creative Design was the first, celebrating the Pomellato pieces inspired by Milanese inventiveness, whether in fashion, architecture, or art, the brand said.
This “universe” captured the creative flair of the city by juxtaposing Pomellato’s signature pieces with three furniture icons of Milan—Pomellato’s “Iconica” jewels meet Gio Ponti’s SuperLeggera chair made by Cassina; “Nudo” is paired with the Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini for Magis; and the “Catene” collection is complemented by the Arrangements Lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos.
The second area was dedicated to Supreme Mastery, honoring Pomellato’s manufacturing.
This section featured a sound installation of a recording of gold being hand-hammered, designed to evoke the mastery of the technique and the human element required for it.
And finally, the third theme in the exhibition was Milanese Elegance, where Pomellato’s jewels were shared in a manner reminiscent of the quiet sophistication of the city—the jewels were set in recreations of an interior courtyard garden and La Scala opera house.
The exhibition also offered a global preview of five jewels from the La Gioia di Pomellato high jewelry collection.
A Pomellato spokesperson said the brand intends for the exhibition to be a traveling one, though details of where and when are not yet set.
The new high jewelry pieces will also travel, heading to New York City next.
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