PrizeOfficial Selection in Use (product)
ArtistAna Cardim
Design TeamAna Cardim
ClientCalouste Gulbenkian Foundation · museum shop / ELEMENTS 75´80
CreditPaulo Lima
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More than a jewell, "Not For Sale" necklace is a STATEMENT CONCEPT inspired by the confrontation between the economic crisis that can now be felt globally and the growing crisis of values that accompanies it. Because the virtuous VALUES are PRICELESS and allow us to overcome the adversities we face in life. This work talks about the intrinsic DIGNITY of those who recognize their own value while RESPECTING, simultaneously, that of the Other and that of Nature that provides Us All: the genuine wealth that the Human Being must aspire to achieve. WE ARE ALL PART OF THE SAME TREASURE.

Ana Cardim was born in Lisbon in 1975 and expressed, from an early age, her desire to create jewells that went beyond the borders of mere body adornment. As an artist she develops a critical conceptual discourse. As a designer, Ana Cardim pursues the concept of essential synthesis. Simultaneously discreet and bold, the jewellery brand by Ana Cardim reflects an attitude of refinement that refers to a temporality that crosses the classic imaginary and the futuristic innovation. Its design follows sophisticated criteria of lightness and formal debugging.