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Fanni Király

Fanni Király Jewellery maker
Contact
Hungarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 703387583
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The joy of endless experimentation

  • • Fanni studied at the University of Applied Arts, Budapest
  • • She uses a unique parchment tensioning technique
  • • She was one of the first Hungarian exhibitors at the Sieraad Fair

Fanni Király, who originally wanted to be a graphic artist, got acquainted with goldsmithing tools early on, thanks to her engraver father. During her high school years she developed an interest in plastic objects, which eventually led her to goldsmithing. Her objects are inspired by her research into Asian cultures, African folk jewellery and costumes, Inuit art, nature and the concept of time. Aside from the jewellery, Fanni has been asked to design awards for various organisations and coins for the Hungarian National Bank. She has also been offering modelling and drawing courses at an art school for 20 years. In 1996, she was a recipient of the Moholy-Nagy Design Grant and the Lajos Kozma Applied Arts Scholarship in 1998.

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Works

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Photo: ©Fanni Király
Triple spring brooch

Fanni Király handcrafted this huge red brooch with a special parchment technique that she has developed. The brooch, made from sun-dried untanned goatskin, and a lost wax cast triangle in silver, is fixable with two pins on either side. The objects in Fanni’s Spring series are connected to the Danube, since the flat stones found on the shore served as stretching forms for the pieces of the Spring collection.

Length 11 cm
Width 5 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: ©Fanni Király
Triple spring necklet

This flexible silver pendant comprises three parts suspended on a silver chain, where the blue leather becomes glassy translucent. It is always important to Fanni Király that she attaches the lost wax cast triangle silver to the convex parchment parts in a visible way. She ties to make the parchment pieces as small as possible.

Length 12 cm
Width 4 cm
Height 1 cm

Photo: ©Fanni Király
Triple spring necklet

This three-dimensional big blue pendant is formed from numerous pieces of parchment and lost wax cast elements. The oval shaped shell structure is sewed from the outside. Over the past few years, Fanni Király has continued her Haiku jewellery series, mostly by collecting close-to-nature experiences. Her goal remains to live and show the tiny, but heart-warming moments, as reflected in one of her favourite Japanese poems by Basho.

Length 9.5 cm
Width 6 cm
Height 4.5 cm

Photo: ©Fanni Király
Matgrass necklet

This long double pendant is formed from big conical parchment elements in a bright green colour. The necklace is inspired from a wedding ceremony’s padlock typical of the Hmong culture, this is Fanni's interpretation of the pendant locking device.

Length 30 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 4 cm

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