Bengel Charms

11.09.2022, 15:00 – 17:00, Industrial monument

Bengel Charms

Bengel CHARMS – Presentation of the new jewellery collection

Five bachelor's students from the gemstone and jewellery department at Trier University of Applied Sciences gained professional design experience during a workshop at the Jakob Bengel industrial monument. They were able to use the Jakob Bengel Foundation's historical machines and tools, and the material available to them was jewellery-friendly, lightweight aluminium. The students were inspired by the history of the industrial monument and the special atmosphere on site.

The result is 18 small series entitled "Bengel CHARMS", which will be presented to the public on Open Monument Day on 11 September 2022. From 15:00, the students will present their work with a catwalk and an exhibition.

Visitors are 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.

The catwalk next Sunday will be accompanied by a unique soundtrack: Japanese artist Kyoco Taniyama, currently Artist in Residence at the Jakob Bengel Foundation and the university in Idar-Oberstein, will develop rhythmic sound installations from the sounds of the various historical machines in the Jakob Bengel industrial monument. She sees the machines as living and animated instruments. Taniyama has created an exclusive soundtrack for Bengel CHARMS.