Earlier this month, I attended the 19th edition of LOOT 2019 at The Museum of Arts and Design. LOOT is an annual exhibit and sale of innovative and contemporary jewelry from established and emerging jewelry artists. This year’s event showcased 55 designers from 18 countries. They included Paolo Costagli New York, Sebastian Schildt, Selvaggia Armani, Joo Hyung Park, Agustina Ros, Sarah Pulvertaft, and many more. These designers used a variety of materials such as metal, pearls, plastic, glass, leather, wood, and beads. The event also honored 2 outstanding individuals in the jewelry industry. This year’s honorees were Adria de Haume and Josie Natori. It’s truly a remarkable showcase of inventive jewelry designers.
I must highlight my favorite designers from the evening. Everything that Sebastian Schildt creates is remarkable. He had his fringe pieces on display in an array of vibrant colors. Alina Alamorean also had a eclectic collection of jewelry on display, especially the colorful necklace she was wearing. Ute Decker’s jewelry was also extraordinary with detailed gold pieces. Heng Lee also had some beautiful floral-oriented jewelry in splendid colors. There was such a great assortment of jewelry to browse and purchase at the event.
LOOT 2019 took place over the course of 4 days and a percentage of the proceeds went to benefiting the museum. What a beautifully artistic evening!