Cindy Chao Presents Her Latest Masterpieces Within a New Moveable Art Installation Designed in Collaboration with Postma
Celebrated artist and high-jeweller CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel proudly returns to the prestigious TEFAF Maastricht from March 7th through 15th, with another exceptional suite of jewelled creations. This year, Cindy Chao presents her masterpieces in a new aweinspiring booth (stand 139) designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch architect Tom Postma.
Known for his monumental sculptures, one of Tom’s most important commissions was his design at a Palazzo Fondazione Levi art show at the Grand Canal during the Venice Biennale which effectively put him on the map. He was then tapped to design TEFAF Maastricht, which he has continued to do for the past 17 years. His design house, Tom Postma Design, has now collaborated with many esteemed cultural institutions such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Fondazione Prada and the Rijksmuseum.
“We wanted to create beautiful, artistic displays that floated, so to speak,” said Tom. “They had to have soft, organic lines but on the other hand, they also had to be practical—sturdy and stable enough to hold the pieces and withstand transfers and constant movement around them throughout the fair. Steel was a practical choice, but it did present some technical challenges because of the toughness of the material…but we succeeded. For visual impact, we plated the steel ‘branches’ with bronze and patina to give it a mystifying feel that will match the atmosphere of the booth.” The result is an extraordinary and inspiring immersive experience. Tom adds, “it will be like viewing beautiful art jewels while walking through a misty, wooded area as the sun is slowly coming up – it’s amazing.”
2019 Black Label Masterpiece I
“Aurora Butterfly Brooch”
2020 Black Label Masterpieces II & III
“Green Plumule Brooch” & “Green Plumule Earrings”
2020 Black Label Masterpiece V
“Cameron Falls Earrings”
2020 Black Label Masterpiece VI
2020 Black Label Masterpiece VIII
“Ebony Diamond Earrings”