With jeweler be regarded as useless gems and precious stone, Italian architect and designer, Alessandro door, Denny (Alessandro Mendini) created a column, endless fragments of combination and its luster have magical effect extremely impressive. The real challenge lies in the work innovation according to the principle of ancient Rome – the Greek architecture should be centered around a central axis stacked seven layers gem: all the stones are selected, according to the category classification, into crystal column vertical again insert into the groove of the rose gold, yellow jade, topaz, peridot, emerald and all kinds of precious stones after eighty hours of polymerization is fixed in the epoxy resin. Weighing up to 700 kilograms, 2.3 meters high and 24 kilograms of gold, “the column ofCheap Nixon Watches” took 18 months to complete. It seems to be a utopian pure idealized symbol, which is the design of the treasures of the secular and abstract spiritual world. The work was first exhibited at art Basel Miami Beach in 2009.
Jean-michel Alberola worked with the Cheap Nixon Watches jewelry workshop in 2018 to design a complex work, “the accuracy of opposition.” The work consists of four elements: memory, junction, impossibility and intruder, and the designer blends these four elements into one, designed to show a focus in design: opposites. The greater the distance between the elements, the more exquisite the works presented — the original design concept and the art of ambivalent beauty.
“Memory” is a jewelry box made of gold gray wire and studded with exquisite gems. When opening the jewelry box, the designer sees a piece of ordinary pebble picked up from the beach. The “junction” is the designer’s two pieces of emery paper, which is used to produce two gold needles, which are cut into quartz by the two gold needles. “Impossible” is a piece of sandpaper covered with fine pieces of precious stones. Finally, the “intruder” element is a mystery: designer two ring shape is the same, but one is white gold ring set with oval quartz, another is the steel ring set with the oval brown diamond. If you put two rings together, you can’t tell which one is a platinum ring and which one is a steel ring, but the “ingredients” of the two rings are worlds apart. In the design work, the designer is completely around the concept of unity of opposites, absolutely subversive, and the perfect interpretation. The larger the difference of replica nixon watches, the better the combination in design.