What's all this about, you ask me ? Well, initiated by 2 contemporary jewelers, Brune Boyer and Benjamin Lignel, the "Dit du Bijou", or what I'll allow myself to freely translate to sort of mean "Talk on jewelry" is a monthly get together, generally at a typical small and charming parisian restaurant to talk about jewelry first then have a bite to eat. Anyone interested in jewelry near or far, is invited.

This Sunday, March 18th will mark the 16th edition of the "Dit Du Bijou" and for the first time to my knowledge it will not be in Paris but in Munich. I went to one of the very first meetings and found it to be a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, share information and a meal with like-minded people and discover different points of view outside of our own little universe which can be limited to our studios. I just wish I could make it to every session, but I'm not always available and Paris is a 5 hour drive from where I live so it's not always easy to find the time.

For those of you who may be interested in joining in the fun this weekend, here is a cut and paste of this month's invitation to the Munich edition from Brune Boyer:

"Dit du bijou" is a open discussion platform which takes place on a monthly basis (usually in one of Paris's legendary gastronomic hot-spots): its aim is to exchange updates on the state of jewellery world affairs ('the news'), and discuss a given theme. Since it inception, almost two years ago, rarely less than 15 people gather every month around the promise of a good chat and some very decent terrine.

Dit du bijou - nº16

The "Munich session" will take place on Sunday 18th March, from 19h00 onwards (the themed discussion will start at 20h00)

ze place: café Puck
Türkenstraße 33
80799 München
089 280 22 80
Nearest tube: Universität
Nearest Airport: Franz Joseph Strauss
Of some interest in the neighborhood: can we be so bold as to recommend our own? Then go the the French Institute (Kaulbachstrasse 13) to check out the excellent work by GLA (this acronym hides not one, but three exceedingly talented French makers, of the female persuasion.)

Aside from 'the News' (please come with an update on what you are up to: we want to know), the discussion that was chosen for this special encounter is the following:

Showing practice vs the practice of showing
How do contemporary makers and curators raise to the challenge of displaying tactile objects, according to / or against practice, habit, and institutional constraints?


You are extremely welcome if you are directly concerned with jewellery - and just as extremely welcome if you are less directly concerned with it (historians, curators, journalists, and their dentist, baker and astronaut friends will be given an extra helping of red wine to feel comfortable). We will endeavor to conduct the conversation in a lovely mixture of Frenglich and German, so that the Swiss may understand. You do not need to book, but please come on time, as the front row seats are filling up quickly….

Brune Boyer & Benjamin Lignel
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