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Daniela Dobesova wins ‘Gift of the Year 2006’

Designer jeweller Daniela Dobesova, with her Spiral Collection, has won the ‘Gift and Fashion Jewellery’ category at the 2006 Gift of the Year Awards.

The award was presented at The Giftware Association’s annual gala awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, 27 July 2006, hosted by comedienne Jenny Eclair.

The distinguished panel of judges, made up of multiple and independent retail buyers and consumer journalists, included representatives from some of the UK’s most respected department stores, including John Lewis, Debenhams and Habitat. Winning entries were selected for being “the latest, most original and innovatively designed products that could be given as gifts but which are also commercially viable.”

Daniela’s third national UK award in 2006, following from a second place in the BJA ‘Kayman Award’, and winning the British Craft Trade Fair ‘Newcomer Award’, places her among today’s most highly acclaimed contemporary jewellery designers.

The innovative and elegant Spiral Collection, created using a self-developed coiling technique, is based on uniquely tapered spiral forms. It comprises pieces both for women and men, and includes pendants, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, rings and cufflinks. With their classic feel, from the clean lines and symmetry, all pieces are highly wearable, with some being designed more for everyday wear and other for special occasions. All pieces are individually hand crafted in silver and 18ct gold, retail prices starting at £65.

Daniela commented: “Winning Gift of the Year was absolutely fantastic. Success in previous awards had shown the industry’s appreciation for the design qualities of my work. This latest award adds further weight to this, and provides a seal of approval for its commercial appeal.”

New award fuels spiralling success for Ascot-based jewellery designer

Contemporary jewellery designer Daniela Dobesova has added the 2006 British Craft Trade Fair (bctf) Newcomer Award to the growing list of accolades for her unique jewellery collection.

The bctf, held in Harrogate in April, hosted over 500 exhibitors selected from the best designer-makers in the UK and Ireland. The Newcomer Award, open to first-time exhibitors at the show, and sponsored by The Craftsman magazine, is presented in recognition of “originality, quality in design and craftsmanship”, as well as sound business practices. Daniela’s unusual handmade silver and 18ct gold Spiral Collection fulfilled all the judges’ criteria.

This latest success follows a year of growth in recognition for Daniela’s jewellery designs, from receiving a Silver Award at the 2005 Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, presented at Goldsmiths Hall, London, to being a finalist in 2006 Kayman Awards. In this prestigious national competition, run by the British Jewellers’ Association, judges described her collection as “elegant and modern, whilst technically extremely accomplished”.

Based on unique tapered spiral forms, created using a self-developed coiling technique, Daniela’s jewellery is innovative and highly individual. The pieces have a strong three-dimensional feel and a sense of volume within their structure, resulting in an aesthetic appeal that stems from the forms themselves, rather than relying on decoration or embellishment.

The collection comprises pieces for both women and men and includes pendants, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, rings and cufflinks. Prices start at £65. All pieces are highly wearable, with some being designed more for everyday wear and others for special occasions.

The Prague-born designer, based in Ascot since 2001, commented: winning the Newcomer Award is really fantastic, especially considering the overall high standard of work at the bctf. As an established showcase for the best British design talent, and with 60% of exhibitors being from the jewellery sector, the award is a real highlight for me.

Daniela’s work is available to purchase direct or via selected UK outlets and contemporary jewellery exhibitions.

Create Your Own Style : Jewellery With Interchangeable Attachments

The Spiral Collection by Daniela Dobesova will be showing at "One Year On" 2004.

Designer Jeweller Daniela Dobesova is exhibiting her Spiral Jewellery Collection in One Year On at New Designers at the Business Design Centre, London, this July. One Year On is the annual showcase of new innovative designer makers selected by the Crafts Council.

The collection features award-winning pieces from the 2003 & 2004 Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards, plus Daniela will be launching new pieces.

Daniela’s versatile jewellery uniquely incorporates a variety of interchangeable attachments. The pieces are designed around a spiral form, exploiting its natural shape and properties to provide a flexible locking mechanism. Different attachment sets can be added and arranged into various configurations.

Pieces can be purchased from the exhibition and commissions are undertaken.

Daniela says of her work: I aim to create original jewellery adaptable for many occasions. I strive to spoil the wearer for choice allowing their personality to come through. They shouldn’t have to go out looking the same twice.

The pieces are made in silver, using a self-developed hand-coiling technique. They incorporate gold, enamelled, oxidised and textured elements as well as semiprecious stones. Her range includes unique pieces, limited editions and smaller pieces designed for everyday wear.

Daniela exhibits in Part One, 1-4 July 2004 (Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London). One Year One can be found in the What Next? area. Press Preview: Wednesday 30 June 2004, 6:30 – 9:00pm.


 
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