JOHN HARDY CELEBRATES ARTIST TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ DURING ART BASEL

JOHN HARDY CELEBRATES ARTIST TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ DURING ART BASEL

John Hardy Jewelry CEO, Damien Dernoncourt, Head Designer and Creative Director, Guy Bedarida and Lehmann Maupin Gallery Partners, Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, joined W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi and Armand Limnander in hosting a cocktail party in honor of celebrated artist Teresita Fernández. The event, held on Tuesday, November 29th at the New World Center building’s Rooftop Garden in Miami Beach, celebrated Teresita’s appointment to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and her recent artist residency at the John Hardy compound in Bali.

As first participant of our Artist Residency Program, Teresita revealed a stunning piece of art at the event. Entitled Silver Screen/30 Dissolves, 2011, it comprises of 30 intaglio etchings on metal, displayed in a calendar-grid, each corresponding to the different phases of the waxing and waning moon over a month’s time.

Teresita says of the project, “During my John Hardy Residency, I wanted to incorporate the silver not just as a physical material but also to look at it conceptually. I researched and developed ideas that dealt with the historical connection between silver and the moon and the way the lunar calendar is presently used in Bali. The moon has, since ancient times, always been a source of fascination, and the associations with femininity, imagination, memory, changeability, moods, imagery, power and intelligence are endless. I took thousands of photographs of nocturnal images shot indirectly on surfaces of high-polished, convex forms made of the recycled hammered silvered that John Hardy uses for much of their jewelry. The final piece is a conceptual layering of silver image over silver surface. Each changing, mirror-like image also reflects light and becomes illuminated, indirectly borrowing atmospheric light in the same way that the moon borrows light from the sun. The images will inevitably change over time, darkening like a slow dissolve as the metal begins to change color.”

 

John Hardy Men's Boutique at The Landmark, Hong Kong

John Hardy Men's Boutique at The Landmark, Hong Kong

In September we launched our first ever men’s store at The Landmark in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of the city, the store features our Men’s collections, Home & Lifestyle collection, store exclusives and a selection of our most popular women’s styles. The store portrays the mystical characteristics of our brand with white sapphire-studded, hand-cast Naga dragon door handles and beautiful hand-carved floor panels that look like the scales of the Naga. 

In celebration of our store opening and for the upcoming holiday season, festive colors in traditional gemstones appear in a variety of John Hardy’s classic motifs for men. From cufflinks to bracelets, check out our colorful selection of special pieces that would make the perfect gift for your loved ones.

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What you can do to help

Keep Smiling Thailand

With every purchase made from johnhardy.com between November 21st and December 4th, 20% of the sales will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation Aid and Restoration Centers for Flood Victims, which provides those affected by the flooding with food, shelter, medical care and other urgently needed resources. At this time of Thanksgiving, we implore you to give to the people of Thailand who are in desperate need of your generosity.

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The Chaipattana Foundation

The Chaipattana Foundation Aid and Restoration Centers for Flood Victims is a part of the larger Chaipattana Foundation, begun by His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, king of Thailand in 1988. The foundation has established more than 200 development projects that provide aid to the Thai people such as education, agriculture and environmental conservation. Since the flooding began in July, the foundation has been carrying out relief operations in affected areas including setting up and managing shelters, providing hot meals and medical services, distributing survival kits, organizing transportation and gathering material donations.

http://www.chaipat.or.th

The Flood in Thailand

The Flood in Thailand

Thailand is suffering the worst flooding it has seen in nearly 50 years. More than 2 million people have been affected, with an estimated 110,000 people displaced and many lives lost. Daily, the victims battle rising waters, homelessness and diseases. With the cost of damages already exceeding 5.1 million USD, Thailand will be suffering the effects of the floods for years to come.

 

Thailand Flooding

Take Home a Nude

Take Home A Nude

John Hardy was the exclusive sponsor of the New York Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball, held on April 4th, 2011. We created a design competition to involve the Academy’s students, inviting alumni of the NYAA’s Master of Fine Arts program to create a back grill design that will be featured in a Bedeg collection cuff. The competition attracted hundreds of original submissions, and the talented Taehun Lee, who received her MFA from the Academy in 2009, was chosen as the lucky winner. In addition to having her stunning design featured on the jewelry itself, Taehun received a once in a lifetime opportunity to work under Head Designer and Creative Director, Guy Bedarida, by visiting the John Hardy compound from October 17 – 21 and witnessing firsthand the design process as her work comes to life in recycled silver.

New York Academy of Art holds a second, major annual event at Sotheby’s, called “Take Home a Nude.” At this year’s event, held on October 17th and underwritten by Chanel, the NYAA alumni auctioned off their work - representing a nude in the medium of their choice – with the John Hardy piece included in the impressive selection, all proceeds benefiting the academy.