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Design - Centro di  Energie

Centro di Energie

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    italy (Probably due to artist being based in italy , made)

  • Date:

    21st century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rivière, James (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn on paper with pencil and coloured with pencil and felt tip pen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Rivière

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 8, box B

Born in 1949, James Rivière began his journey as a designer early, participating in competitions at the Triennale di Milano (a design and art museum in Milan) where he won competitions for jewellery designs in 1972 and 1973. He also participated in the establishment of the jewellery department at "Istituto Europeo di Design" in Milan, where he still teaches.

Rivière believes jewellery should be timeless, however, he follows contemporary styles, using strong colours taken from the Mediterranean culture: blue, orange, yellow, red. In some collections he is influenced by the modern movement of the Bauhaus, in others by symbolism and peoples of the past or by the abstract meaning of geometric shapes.

Physical description

Drawing of a large pendant in yellow comprised of geometric forms and a red heart, pencil lines indicate a necklace attached to pendant.

Place of Origin

italy (Probably due to artist being based in italy , made)


21st century (made)


Rivière, James (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Drawn on paper with pencil and coloured with pencil and felt tip pen

Marks and inscriptions

James Riviere


Height: 20.8 cm, Width: 29.7 cm

Descriptive line

James Riviere; design for jewellery, 21st century


Paper; Ink; Pencil; Felt; Material


Drawn; Coloured


Designs; Jewellery


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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