Bel Ouvrage

Bel Ouvrage

Artisans Joailliers

Édition 2020
april 26th - 28th
Le Richemond
Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10 Genève
Bel Ouvrage

Work

The result of a work, more precisely the work of a worker, a craftsperson or an artist, especially from a technical point of view. Object resulting from the implementation of something; production of a particular art.

Jeweler’s Craft

Art that consists in highlighting precious stones, gemstones, pearls or various minerals in taking advantage of their brilliance and their shape especially by working with precious metals to crimp them

Craftsperson

Person who does manual work, who exercises a traditional technique (art), often helped by his family. As opposed to so-called industrial trades where production is provided by automata. By extension, person who is the author, the origin of something.

Prologue

We are proud and very honored to receive the priceless support of Les Grands Ateliers de France for this first edition of Bel Ouvrage.

The association Les Grands Ateliers de France represent a selection of houses of excellence in the tradition of High Craftsmanship in decorative arts and lifestyle.

In the seventy trades of the hand they represent, they gather renowned houses in the safeguarding of yesterday’s and today’s heritage, as well as creators who are the dynamics of tomorrow.

This durability of the Grands Ateliers de France is based on a pool of talented youth, motivated and guided by the meaning of their profession.

Éric Chenal /Wonderlab

About Bel Ouvrage

Bel Ouvrage is the new Fine Jewellery trade fair dedicated to limited series and exceptional pieces, both antique and contemporary.
The savoir-faire, quality and refinement of internationally renowned jewellery houses in a hitherto unseen location combine to make this event a unique and exclusive occasion, held at the same time as the PAD trade fair which brings together collectors and lovers of Art and Design just a few strides from Place Vendôme.

Bel Ouvrage’s Vision

The designers will be placed in a unique scenography, with fine lines. Bel ouvrage exposes the selected pieces in a staging that favors their visibility; the comfort to work in optimal conditions while preserving confidentiality. This installation also allows buyers to have perfect readability of pieces. Return to the very essence of luxury, the origin of creation, through the most knowledgeable techniques, to learn to appreciate the work of materials and research forms. In a society where Mankind is in constant search for perfection, we put the spotlight on the artist and his works, the beautiful with the work of the hand.

Mixing cultures and innovation, creation and durability, Bel Ouvrage offers you a unique experience in the world of Jeweler’s Craft.

Who’s hiding behind Bel Ouvrage ?

Carole de Bona
Founder of Yes We Do It!

Carole de Bona has a talent for anticipating new trends and knowing how to develop them. Her taste for Fashion and the Arts led her to advising creators, be they stylists, designers, artists or musicians… Thanks to an informed combination of cultures and diverse perspectives, she was able to reveal the souls of the spaces confided to her, whether prestigious or unknown.

She started at the heart of the Lutétia, one of the most famous Parisian hotels. Carole de Bona demonstrated her abilities by managing public relations and events for this establishment.

In the 1990s she created two showrooms, one in Rue Saint-Honoré, where the renowned boutique Colette was born and the other in Place des Petits Pères, a base for the promotion of creators she is particularly fond of such as Isabel Marant, Christophe Lemaire, José Lévy, Ronan Bouroulec, Olivier Saillard, Mattali Crasset, Christian Ghion, Patrick Nadeau… She also organized the fashion show of Viktor & Rolf, Eric Bergère, Sonia Rykiel, Paul Smith, Shirtology…

In 1997 she organized Roger Vivier’s 90th birthday party under the Great Pyramid of the Louvre and contributed to the rebirth of Repetto.

Then, in 2002, the space at 17 Rue de Sèvres opened its doors in the former Art Deco swimming pool at the Hôtel Lutétia. She carved out a dynamic and artistic new identity for it. There, a succession of hybrid showrooms and exhibitions of art and design were to be found. Today the famous Maison Hermès has taken up the reins of this magical place. Carole de Bona can therefore be regarded as a precursor of strategic places !

2003 saw the simultaneous opening of her event production agency Yes We do it! and her new showroom Vendôme Luxury, whose events, symbols of French-style luxury, will take Place Vendôme as their showcase as well as the Hôtel d’Evreux, the Park Hyatt, the Ritz and the Meurice as their cardinal points. 

This agency is intended to share her vision of Luxury updated in favour of a new “Art of living”. Through innovative concepts, her team gives shape to the expression of an ideal of refinement and open-mindedness by harmonizing aesthetics, modernity and elegance.

And now there’s Bel Ouvrage. A new space and a new concept oriented towards the savoir-faire and expertise.

The Program

« The Love Letters »

On the occasion of this first edition of Bel Ouvrage, Carole de Bona wanted to give the pen to the lovers… Jeweler’s Craft and Goldsmithery have always been loyal to Love and Friendship offering their ancestral savoir-faire. A jewel or a precious object remains the most beautiful messenger.
In this spirit and in the purest of traditions, we offer the public of Bel Ouvrage a unique experience: on a sheet of massive silver crafted like a sheet of paper, will be engraved your word of love.

On a white sheet of the same dimensions than the sheet of silver, you can write three to forty words to the person you love and slip your ballot into the ballot box in the Hall of the Hôtel d’Evreux.

A prestigious godmother will draw a letter which will then be made by Nicolas Marischael, master goldsmith and Gerard Desquand, master engraver. Then, if luck is on your side, you will have an eternal love letter.

Useful information

Next edition

2020, April 26th-28th
10 AM – 8 PM

Hôtel Le Richemond

Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10
1201 Geneva
Switzerland

Contact Us:
Yes We Do it !
19, rue de Lille
F-75007 Paris

contact@yeswedoit.paris

 

Information about the COVID-19 (03/05/2020)

We are closely following the information provided by the French government to prevent the spread of the virus.
Here are the prevention measures that everyone must apply regardless of their geographical origin:
– Wash your hands regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution;
– Cough into your elbow;
– Use disposable tissues;
– Avoid hugging or shaking hands.

During the event all arrangements will be made to ensure its success.
Be assured of our extreme vigilance. We thank you for your confidence.
For more information: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

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