Haunted by 36 Woman by Ted Noten

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An exhibition of work by Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten has opened at Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam.

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Called Haunted by 36 Women, the show includes assemblages and rapid-prototyped pieces based on "architectypical perceptions of the woman". Top image: Fashionista in Pink. Above: Sufragette

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The exhibition continues until 23 May. Above: Femme Fatale rings. Below: Ice Cream Girl rings

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Below: Macha as ring

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Below: Kenau

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Some of the pieces are part of an earlier series called 36 Rings for a Woman, which is explained below:

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“36 rings for a woman”.

For the first time in his career, Noten deliberately combines all domains he is engaged in.

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Design, visual arts and applied arts are equally represented in the collection of assemblages, rings and bracelets. “36 rings for a woman” is based on the archetypical perceptions of the Woman: the Femme Fatale, the Girl-next-door, the Suffragette, the Fashionista and so on.

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Noten has collected second hand accessories, construction material, jewels and cuddly toys to create an assemblage or portrait of each type of woman.

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By using the Rapid Prototyping technique, these assemblages are transmuted into scale models in every size and material possible, even as tiny as a ring.

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All details are visible in the object that is then built up from synthetic or precious metal powder, pressed into a ring or bracelet.

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This technique allows the jewellery maker to make rings suitable (and affordable!) for all clients. The last phase is a unique piece, cast in solid gold.