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

In Conversation with Nervous System
by Benjamin Lignel
Briefing
Briefing
by Benjamin Lignel
Handshake, Wellington, New Zealand
by Benjamin Lignel
40 + 25 + 20 years of Jewelry Militancy | In English / 日本語版
by Benjamin Lignel
Halstead
by Benjamin Lignel
Pistachios, Chicago, Illinois, USA
by Benjamin Lignel
Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
by Benjamin Lignel
Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy
by Benjamin Lignel
Shibumi Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA
by Benjamin Lignel
Briefing
Thrills and Pangs of Participatory Jewelry
by Benjamin Lignel
Lecture
by Benjamin Lignel
Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, New York, USA
by Benjamin Lignel
Lecture
Collectors Panel, MJW 2016
by Benjamin Lignel
Briefing
Briefing
by Benjamin Lignel
July 31–September 27, 2015
by Benjamin Lignel
Article
On Writing for AJF
by Benjamin Lignel
Article
(With Crowdsourced Q&A)
by Benjamin Lignel
Article
Italo Calvino’s 6 Memos for the Next Millennium
by Benjamin Lignel
Article
A Letter from the Editor
by Benjamin Lignel
Article
by Benjamin Lignel
An Interview in Two Parts
by Benjamin Lignel
Lecture
On a Pen Pusher’s Jewelry Practice
by Benjamin Lignel
Susan Cohn in Conversation
by Benjamin Lignel
part 2/3
by Benjamin Lignel