In the year of its centenary, the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve entered into cooperation with graduates of the British School of Design (BHSAD). The designers have created 15 jewelry collections inspired by natural, architectural and stock objects. Its releases will take place in stages throughout the year.
Oksana Kostalgina, Anna Lopatkina, Tatiana Panferova, Daria Kharina, Marina Kharitonova, Ekaterina Shestopalova and Anna Koroleva participated in the project. The latter created two series of handmade jewelry. One of its capsules called “Apple Blossom” is inspired by the gardens of Voznesensky, Dyakovo and Kazan. The collection includes a ring, earrings and various types of alpaca brooches.
The second collection is called “Oak Grove” and includes a pendant and earrings in aged brass: the metal oak leaves are cast from real ones and are complemented by Murano glass acorns. The source of inspiration was one of the oldest trees in Moscow – the oaks that grow near the Court of the Sovereign, located in the center of the Museum-Reserve. Scientists estimate the age of these trees between 400 and 600 years.
“I was inspired by the organic and natural forms. All jewelry elements are exact copies of real leaves, flowers and twigs. History and nature are closely intertwined in Kolomensky’s DNA. So it was doubly interesting to try to rethink the symbols of the unique apple orchards and the oak grove reminiscent of Peter the Great,” said designer Anna Koroleva.
Jewelry can be bought in souvenir shops located on the territory of the Kolomenskoye Reserve-Museum.
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