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© Dimitar Stankov

Dimitar Stankov

  • Silversmith
  • Ixelles, Belgium
  • Master Artisan
Dimitar Stankov Silversmith
Dutch, Bulgarian, English
By appointment only
+32 495327052
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Capturing sound in jewellery

  • • Dimitar forges his Bulgarian roots into unique objects
  • • He holds degrees in both Metal Design, Jewellery Design and Silversmithing
  • • He won a drawing competition aged 10 which set his heart on art

Relatively early on in his life Dimitar Stankov chose art to be his vocation. Prompted by his mother – a fashion designer – he loved watching her work and drawing sketches for her new models. An exemplary art student in highly respected national and international educational institutions, he received a BA in Metal Design from the National Art Academy, Sofia, followed by a BA and a MA diploma in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Dimitar’s pieces evoke associations with rare and stylish eccentric small sculptures. These are the outcome of a rigorous dedication, meticulous work and extensive research process. An important element of his craft is the Bulgarian cultural heritage which he draws inspiration from, he makes beautiful and imaginative associations between folklore and contemporaneity.

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  • © Dimitar Stankov
  • © Dimitar Stankov
  • © Dimitar Stankov
  • © Dimitar Stankov
  • © Dimitar Stankov
Photo: © Dimitar Stankov

The sculpture-like object investigates the relationship between man and animal, brutal and fragile. Its earthly brown tones and rugged surface evoke a connection to the soil and its primal powers. Iver manifests a strong character albeit its compact measures.

Length 16 cm
Width 11 cm
Height 16 cm

Photo: © Dimitar Stankov

This beautiful blue brooch captures one’s imagination immediately. As if crawling on one’s clothes as a magical insect, the fashion accessory is made of recycled copper. Two different textures organically complement each other and create a full image of uniqueness.

Length 10.5 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: © Dimitar Stankov

Pasmina means tribe or a gang in Bulgarian, often with negative connotations. Dimitar tames the tens of different small scale-like elements on the surface to turn them into a stylish collective forming a neck piece, memorably hanging on a leather string.

Photo: © Dimitar Stankov

The art object takes its name from one of the highest mountain peaks in the Balkans. Much like it, the small sculpture resembles a crest, exquisitely shaped in ups-and-downs and irregular forms. The contrast between the inside green and the outside brown only builds on its allure.

Length 9 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 17 cm

Photo: © Dimitar Stankov

At first glance, the brooch may be taken for a piece of dried bark. This unusual approach for constructing a piece of jewellery not only surprises, but also reveals the high mastery of its creator, who was inspired by the ancient rituals of the so-called ‘’wild man’’ or ‘’Kukeri’’ in the Bulgarian culture.

Length 12 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 3 cm

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