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Michal Oren Jewelry
Michal Oren Jewelry is a Tel-Aviv based design studio.
The delicate jewelry pieces coordinate with the person who wears them. All pieces are handmade by Michal Oren herself, a designer and metalsmith who usestraditional silversmith techniques.
At the heart of Oren’s aesthetic lays the tension between contemporary and classic, between drawing and sculpting, and between two dimensions and three dimensions. The core of it draws from modern art thinking, especially American post-minimalist sculpture.
Michal Oren Jewelry recent collection, was launched in 2017 at her website www.michalorenjewelry.com. It is inspired by architecture, minimalist sculpture and delicate natural structures. The collection consist two major themes/series: The VOLUME is a series of sculptural jewelry which plays with the curves of the human body in relation to geometric forms; and TIDELANDS series, inspired by water, moon, and tears – a collection of watery elements that evolved together, echoing one another. Michal Oren entered the field of jewelry-making at the early 90’s, after falling in love with this delicate, accurate and intimate discipline. Later on, she received her BFA in Jewelry Design from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and continued to MA studies in Art History at the Tel-Aviv University. She then started her own jewelry brand in 2006, and have since participated in Art-Jewelry group exhibitions around the globe.
Oren won the 2008 Design Prize of the Israeli ministry of culture for her “excellence jewelry work”. Oren’s work appears in: 2013 Jewellery in Israel: Multicultural Diversity 1948 to the Present, Iris Fishof.
2011 New Rings 500+ Designs from Around the World, Nicolas Estrada, Thames & Hudson Publication.
2009 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers, Cologne, Darling Publications.