Stedelijk Museum shows Gijs+Emmy exhibition of Futuristic jewellery
Jewellery that resembles stove pipes is among body adornments by Dutch fashion design duo Gijs+Emmy to go on show at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum later this month (+ slideshow).
The Gijs+Emmy Spectacle revisits a sensational collaborative exhibition of work by husband and wife team Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum that was at the Stedelijk Museum in 1967.
"In the late 1960s, Bakker and Van Leersum, both trained jewellery designers, created a furore with their avant-garde jewelry and clothing that fused fashion, design and art," said a statement from the museum.
The pair's duct pipe bracelets and curved aluminium collars caused a stir when first exhibited, displayed on live models who moved to electronic music under futuristic lighting.
For this new retrospective, the original exhibition will be recreated with the help of first-hand accounts and consultation from Bakker.
Sculptural jewellery and fashion designs created by the duo between 1967 and 1972 from the museum's collection and other sources will go on show.
Iconic designs such as Bakker's purple Stovepipe Necklace and matching bracelet are among the pieces to be exhibited.
Hinged metal collars that curve downwards over the shoulders and upwards around the sides of the face will also feature, alongside gold bangles with sinuous shapes and oversized earrings.
In these images the designs are worn by 1960s model Sonja Bakker, who isn't related to the designers.
Bakker and Van Leersum met while studying at the Institute of Applied Art in Amsterdam during the 1950s. Bakker went on to found Droog, the avant-garde conceptual Dutch design collective in 1993.
The exhibition opens on 22 February and will continue until 24 August.
The Stedelijk Museum is currently hosting a retrospective of work by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.
An extension to the museum, which looks a bit like the underside of a kitchen sink, was completed in September 2012 by Benthem Crouwel Architects.