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BFA students present Bengel CHARMS

Miriam Strake (4th semester BFA) | Photo: Sophia Kron

Five BFA students have designed a jewellery collection in cooperation with the Jakob Bengel Foundation. They present their work with an exhibition and catwalk.

Five bachelor's students of the Gemstones and Jewellery Department at Trier University of Applied Sciences gained professional experience in the field of design during a workshop at the Jakob Bengel industrial monument. They were able to use the historic machines and tools of the Jakob Bengel Foundation, and the jewellery-friendly and lightweight aluminium was available to them as material. The students were inspired by the history of the industrial monument and its special atmosphere.

The result are 18 small series under the title "Bengel CHARMS", which will be revealed to the public on the Day of the Open Monument on 11 September 2022. From 3 p.m., the students will present their work with a catwalk and an exhibition.

The Japanese artist Kyoco Taniyama, our artist in residence, develops rhythmic sound installations from the sounds of the historical machines in the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel. She sees the machines as living and animated instruments. Taniyama has created an exclusive soundtrack for Bengel CHARMS.

Visitors are cordially invited to try on and purchase the jewellery themselves afterwards. All pieces will also be available in the museum shop after the Open Monument Day. Admission to the Open Monument Day is free.


Helena Renner (4th semester BFA) | Photo © Sophia Kron
Elias Neuspiel (BFA 2022) | Photo © Sophia Kron
© Sophia Kron (BFA 2022)
Lisha Wang (BFA 2022) | Photo © Sophia Kron
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