Winner of the Dutch Design Awards 2004
Tjepkema Studio wins the Dutch Design Awards in the categories 'Interior design' with Airco Tree and 'Fashion design' with Bling Bling.
Title: Bling Bling medallion
Frame Magazine quotes: "The absolute climax of the jewellery display was a design by Frank Tjepkema. From a distance, his piece resembled an opulently decorated cross. A closer look revealed paper-thin layers of gold-plated steel perforated to proclaim the symbolism of modern religion. Banal logos like those of Coca Cola and Gucci tell the story that jewellery - a metaphor for the Milan furniture fair itself - has always told: the world of capital loves to wrap itself in the illusion of timeless beauty." - Louise Schouwenberg
Frank Tjepkema: 'This medallion is the most branded object in the world, (hint: imagine the money you can save on branded clothes by wearing this item).'