Young Talent Honored at Basel

Several major annual design contests culminated at the Basel fair and recognized top designers from around the world. The Basel Award for international jewelry students introduces promising young talent to some of the world's best-known jewelry design companies. The winners of this year's award, announced at the Basel show's welcome party, were Alexandra Schönenberger, Simone Stenger, and Keiko Shitaya. Schönenberger is from l'École Superieure des Arts Appliques, La Chaux-de-Fonds; Stenger is from Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan; and Shitaya is from Mettallo Nobile, Italy. Their winning pieces will be sold for charity. Each student was paired with a leading international design firm, which crafted the pieces rendered by the students. The partners were Carrera y Carrera, Chimento, Feeling, Golay, Leo Pizzo, La Nouvelle Bague, Picchiotti, Roberto Coin, Schoeffel, and Torrini. P

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