Jewelry Design Students’ Design Contest

Wanderlust (Reislust) – Pasión por el viaje


From August to October this year, chp?’s complete collection was shown at chp…? joyeria’, in Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City. For the very first time all of chp? jewelry designs, part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, were shown together. Previous to the opening of the exhibition undergraduate students from three different universities in Mexico City were invited to the workshop guided by Gijs Bakker. This resulted in an exciting contest.


The Embassy of the Netherlands in Mexico, the Franz Mayer Museum, and KLM Dutch Airlines invited the design students to participate in a jewellery design contest. The students were asked to design one piece of jewellery inspired by Gijs Bakker and chp…? jewelry, and reflecting the passion of traveling expressed in the word Wanderlust. There where no restrictions to the usage of materials and techniques. The contest resulted in three winning pieces; chosen by a selected jury.


• Nino Bauti, creative director at TANE – the most recognized luxury brand in silversmithing and jewellery in Mexico.
• Pamela Ocampo, editor in chief of L’ Officiel Mexico – fashion magazine.
• Soisic Descombes – Social Media & Loyalty program specialist at Air France KLM
• Hector Rivero Borrell – director Museo Franz Mayer
• Josine van den Bekerom – Advisor Creative Industries of the Economic Department at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mexico
• Gijs Bakker

Pamela Ocampo, Josine van den Bekerom, Hector Rivero Borrell, Nino Bauti, Soisic Descombes


Competition winners


‘Airy’ by Brenda Villafaña

Universidad Anáhuac del Norte
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‘Movement’ by María Andrea Hernández Balmori

Universidad Iberoamericana IBERO CDMX
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‘Pirinola’ by García Díaz Brizeth

Centro de Investigaciones de Diseño Industrial CIDI-UNAM
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The winners will receive a guided one-week trip to Amsterdam (courtesy of KLM), including a visit to Gijs Bakker’s studio and some of the most recognised Design Universities in the Netherlands.


The jewellery pieces designed by the students were exhibited at Museo Franz Mayer at ‘Migración y desplazamientos’.










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