About Chi ha Paura...?
CHI HA PAURA...?
Chi ha paura...?(CHP) (Italian for 'Who is afraid of...?') makes designer jewellery by international (jewellery) designers. CHP was established in 1996 by designer and co-founder of Droog Design Gijs Bakker (NL) and gallery owner Marijke Vallanzasca (IT).
By producing conceptual design jewellery CHP shows that a good piece of jewellery is more than a decorative accessory. In the jewellery made by CHP originality of the concept is central to the design and supported by a fitting choice of material and technology.
CHP asks well-established designers to invigorate the tradition of jewellery design, while paying particular attention to concept, play, new techniques and materials. By this concentrating more on the preciousness of the idea rather than on the material value of the object. By showing that jewellery design evolves just like any other design discipline CHP fills an existing void by making designer jewellery more widely accessible.
The CHP Limited collection consists of special, more exclusive items, produced in limited numbers, for availability and prices check CHP Limited or send us an email.
All CHP jewellery can be purchased in shops worldwide, check here for a shop near you, or in our webshop. For more information regarding sales send an email to CHP's sales manager Nora Morton.
From the proposed designs the best ideas are worked out into prototypes and products by CHP. All first prototypes ever made of designs for CHP are in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum 's Hertogenbosch.
PRODUCTIONAll CHP products are made with the utmost care, mostly by hand,
by jewellery maker and technical brain Jan Matthesius. He is a skilled
gold- and silversmith and since 1983 a part-time teacher at the
Polytechnical College, Schoonhoven (NL). He is responsible for
design development, including the search for the latest materials,
clever technical solutions and innovative techniques. Each piece
is finished by hand to assure a high quality standard.
CHP’s sales team is Pauline Barendse -a skilled goldsmith herself and Nora Morton. Besides making her own jewellery, Pauline is dedicated to CHP because she loves the designs. Nora Morton has a background in design and with her, CHP attends to specialized fairs. Nora is the connection between CHP, the retailer and customer. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.