Benjamin Lignel

An art historian (BA) and furniture designer (MA) by training, Benjamin Lignel veered toward jewelry design just after earning his master's degree. Lignel describes himself as a designer, writer, and curator. In 2007, he co-founded la garantie, association pour le bijou, a French association with a mission to study and promote jewelry. He became a member of Think Tank, a European Initiative for the Applied Arts, in 2009, and was a guest teacher at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Nuremberg, Germany) in 2013. Lignel was appointed editor of Art Jewelry Forum in January of the same year. In 2015, he edited the first book-length study of jewelry exhibition-making, "Shows and Tales." 

Articles by Benjamin Lignel

Karl Fritsch, Ring

Does Skill Matter?

Grown Digital

In Conversation with Nervous System

Surging and Hopeful: Jewelry Weeks around the Globe


Peter Deckers

Handshake, Wellington, New Zealand

In Conversation with Paul Derrez, Mike Holmes, and Noel Guyomarc’h

40 + 25 + 20 years of Jewelry Militancy | In English / 日本語版

In Conversation with Karen Pontoppidan

Hilary Halstead Scott


Gillion Carrara: Selected Works

Pistachios, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ivan Barnett

Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Rita Marcangelo

Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy

April Higashi: The Men’s Show

Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA

Made Together

Thrills and Pangs of Participatory Jewelry
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