Marion Vidal studied architecture in Paris and Milan, before entering the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Marion introduced her eponymous brand in 2004 with ready-to-wear and accessories collections, before finally giving full attention to jewellery.
The underlying theme is always to establish a dialogue between colours and materials that takes the shape of geometrical building sets. Marion Vidal develops her exclusive materials in collaboration with Italian craftsmen. Jewellery pieces are then handmade in her Parisian atelier. Winner of the Grand Prize for Creation by the City of Paris in 2011, Marion also designs pieces of jewellery for famous fashion houses such as Salviati, Céline, Christofle and Lacoste.
In 2012, she opens her boutique in Paris, 13 avenue Trudaine.
Marion Vidal follows an unconventional approach of the jewel, which recalls the architecture drawings.
Inspired by architecture, cultures, Marion Vidal plays with links (ribbon or cordon) and with contrasts: strength/ fragility, mate/shine, flexibility/ stiffness, primitive/delicate…
Her jewels are made with ceramic, metal, ribbons, cordons, wood, … They question the senses: softness and freshness of the touch, musicality of the balls who collide against each other, playful effect of the graphical compositions and colours.
All her jewels are handmade in her atelier in Paris. Ceramic pieces are made in Italy, by craftsmen.
This season, ceramic spheres, which are Marion Vidal brand signature, merge into monochrome monoliths with finely carved reliefs – like delicate and perfectly proportioned folds. This scientific rigour reveals the architect behind the designer.
Omnipresent rope ties up the collection to its home port. Sometimes tight, sometimes supple, it coils around metal and ceramic to form arabesques and soften at the same time their hardness.
SPATIAL PROJECTION —
Like a tree, supple material grows out of solid material. Flat drawings become legible in relief as three- dimensional volumes. While evoking material through the emptiness, these metallic frames draw the silhouette of the ceramic monoliths.
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