Mary MacGill One-day Trunk Show

 

 

Mary MacGill One-day Trunk Show

June 15th Friday, 2018 3-7pm

 

 

Mary MacGill is a Hudson Valley, New York and Block Island, Rhode Island based artist  working primarily in gold and semi-precious stones. 
Her minimalist style finds root in the ever-evolving shorelines of the American Northeast. 
Combining the fragility of wire with the strength of stone, Mary's work falls in the lineage of mentor Kazuko Oshima and sculptor Alexander Calder, focusing on the beauty of hammered  imperfections and suspended forms.

At this show, we will show one of a kind moonstones and pearls collection, 14k hammered collection and other unique stone pieces such as Aquamarine, Amber, Green Tourmaline and Rustic Diamond.

 

 

Date:
June 15th Friday, 2018, 3-7pm

Meet the designer:
May 5th, Saturday  May 5th, Saturday 3-7pm

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Meet the designer – Communion by Joy

 

 

Meet the designer – Communion by Joy

June 16th Saturday, 3-7pm

 

Communion  'The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse'
Joy Smith finds her inspiration from communing with the spirit in nature, animals and people. Each piece is ethically sourced made from recycled 14k gold, one-of-a-kind and unique.

The collection carries an energy of inner-strength and is empowered by her design aesthetic and the gemstones she chooses.  Joy will come to New York City with her special one of a kind collection.

 

Date: June 16th Saturday, 3-7pm

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Summer Neutrals – Moonstones and Pearls

 

Summer Neutrals – Moonstones and Pearls

April 1st Sunday  – 15th Sunday, 2018

 
 
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June is for Moonstones and Pearls.
We feature Moonstones and Pearls collection from Mary MacGill, Communion by Joy, Kimberlin Brown and Sweet Pea.
Neutral tones and glowing color. 

 
 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Atsuko Bauman Mother’s Day Trunk Show

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Atsuko Bauman Mother’s Day Trunk Show

May 5th, Saturday – 18th, Friday 2018

 

An upstate New York based designer Atsuko Bauman practices traditional techniques to create modern designs with organic sensibility. Trained as a metalsmith at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo Japan, she found her joy in practicing traditional Japanese enamelwork, expressing her works with unlimited color. Her collection of fine jewelry expresses the forms, colors, and cycles of the natural world.  Atsuko will bring the spring bloom of Upstate New York for the event to share with people in New York City!

 

Date:
May 5th, Saturday – 18th, Friday 2018

Meet the designer:
May 5th, Saturday  May 5th, Saturday 3-7pm

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Tura Sugden – Meet the Designer

 
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Tura Sugden – Meet the Designer

April 25th Wednesday 3-7pm

 

The landscape of San Francisco is where Tura Sugden collects and cultivates ideas for her distinct collection.

Every element of every intricate piece is made by hand following ancient techniques with recycled gold and natural, ethical diamonds and gemstones. 
A deep respect for tradition and a profoundly modern aesthetic guide her point of view.
Tura comes with her one of a kind collection. 

 

 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Diana Mitchell – Trunk Show

Diana Mitchell – Trunk Show

Date: April 16th, Monday – 30th, Monday, 2018
Meet the Designer: April 19th, Thursday 2-5 pm     April 21st, Saturday 3-7 pm

 

 

Diana Mitchell handcrafts jewelry using recycled 18k gold and a range of bright white, champagne, and cool gray diamonds. 
With a background in architecture and jewelry design, she began practicing as a fine jeweler for high-end houses in New York City before launching her own brand. 
The designer collection is characterized by pure and balanced silhouettes – classic in form, with a distinct femininity.
Diana shows her new diamond and bridal collection for April as a diamond month.

 
 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Alex Monroe – Trunk Show

 

Alex Monroe – Trunk Show

April 1st Sunday  – 15th Sunday, 2018

 
 

Alex Monroe spent his childhood surrounded by nature in the English countryside.

His passion for the natural world and particular fondness for the eccentricities of Englishness inspire the collection.
Fascinated by the intricacies of making things, each piece is designed and handmade by his team of craftsmen in England.
At “Meet the Maker”,  Alex launches his bridal collection at H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER.

 
 
 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

JUST IN: Tsé & Tsé associées Tipsy Glass Collections

 

 

JUST IN:  Tsé & Tsé associées Tipsy Glass Collections

 

 

Tsé & Tsé associées Tipsy Glass Collection is perfect for winter nights at home.  When you hold these organic shapes and pour wine or champagne, you already enjoy feeling tipsy.  Just arrived in store and online.

Tsé & Tsé associées is Catherine Lévy and Sigolène Prébois, the design pair that grew from adolescent friends in art school to renowned industrial designers. The two have have produced timeless products like the April Vase, Cubist Garland, and Thirsty Cup. After more than twenty years and opening two boutiques in Paris, Tsé & Tsé associées continue to astound in playful color and design.

 
 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Tura Sugden – Trunk Show

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Tura Sugden – Trunk Show

January 31st Wednesda, 2018

 

Discover Tura Sugden's newest signature collection of 18k cuff bracelets, handmade chains, one-of-a-kind and unique bridal pieces.

The collection
Every element of every unique piece is made by hand in her San Francisco atelier using recycled and fair-mined gold and platinum, one-of-a-kind ethically-sourced diamonds and natural gemstones.  Stories are told and secrets are shared in each distinctive heirloom.

Studio + Technique
Old World techniques meet thoughtful modern design. Artisans sit at handcrafted maple benches using custom-carved pliers and specially polished hammers. A traditional German blowpipe is mounted at the left of each bench, the fine flame is manipulated by the breath while the flow of propane is controlled simultaneously by hand. Like learning a language, this ancient technique is difficult to master yet once attained feels intuitive and immersive. The breath of the artisan is captured in each piece and the signature hallmarks of this distinctive collection are brought to life by this technique.

 

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

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Sweet Pea's Fabulous Fringe Collection

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Sweet Pea's Fabulous Fringe Collection

November 17th Friday & 18th Saturady, 2017

 

Sweet Pea’s Fabulous Fringe Collection and their early holiday selection will arrive to H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER.  The designer, Siobhan O’Neill will come for trunk show from London.  

Siobhan O’Neill handcrafts fine jewelry from 18k gold, diamonds, pearls and colored gemstones. Influenced by the fashion and music of 1970's London punk scene, Hollywood stars of the 1940's and 50's and the glamour of haute couture, she began creating unique designs for rising stars John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. In 1991 she established Sweet Pea, soon after opening her Primrose Hill workshop and boutique. With an understated chic, Sweet Pea creates timeless jewelry with a twist of couture.

 

Date:
November 17th Friday & 18th Saturday, 2017
Meet the designer, Siobhan O’Neill  November 18th Saturday, 2017 3-7pm

 

 

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Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

 

 

Introducing Tura Sugden Collection at H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER: Thursday November 2

 
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Introducing Tura Sugden Collection at H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER 

 

November 2nd Thursday  ~

 

The landscape of San Francisco is where Tura Sugden collects and cultivates ideas for her distinct collection. Every element of every intricate piece is made by hand following ancient techniques with recycled gold and natural, ethical diamonds and gemstones. A deep respect for tradition and a profoundly modern aesthetic guide her point of view.

 

Date:
November 2nd,  Thursday, 2017 ~

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Peter Opheim exhibition at H.P.F, Christopher: October 20th 2017 ~

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Peter Opheim - Trip Painting
Trip, 2017
Oil Paint on Canvas
Made in New York
Dimensions: 32" x 32"

 

Peter Opheim exhibition at H.P.F, Christopher

October 20th, Friday ~

 

Peter Opheim is a German born American artist. His ongoing body of work is a complex amalgamation of portraiture and still-life. Dreaming of figures, each idea begins with a   real world reference of a tiny clay model. Encompassing themes of childhood and the adult world his subjects are a family of soulful creatures.

 

Date:
October 20th, Friday, 2017 ~

Opening reception:
October 20th,  Friday 6-8pm

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Atsuko Bauman Autumn Trunk Show: October 20th 2017 ~

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Atsuko Bauman Autumn Trunk Show

October 20th, Friday to November 2nd Thursday, 2017

 

Atsuko Bauman will bring the perfect autumn mood from Upstate, New York where she has lived to H.P.F, Christopher in West Village on Oct 20th, Friday.  Atsuko practices traditional techniques to create modern designs with organic sensibility.  Trainded as a metalsmith at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, she found her joy in practicing traditional Japanese enamelwork, expressing her work with unlimited color.  Her collection of fine jewelry espresses the forms, colors and cycles of the natural world. 

 

Date:
October 20th, Friday to November 2nd Thursday, 2017

Meet the designer:
October 20th,  Friday 2-7pm

Adress:
98 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
T: 212 807 0140
E: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

 

Antique Imari Porcelain Exhibition • March 4th - 18th

                                                                                              Koimari Iroe Jinbutsu Rokkaku Sukashi Plate                                                                                          Edo Period (18th Century), 10.4 x 8.5 x 1.8 Inches

                                                                                             Koimari Iroe Jinbutsu Rokkaku Sukashi Plate
                                                                                         Edo Period (18th Century), 10.4 x 8.5 x 1.8 Inches

Antique Imari
Porcelain Exhibition
March 4th - 18th

H.P.F, Christopher announces a special exhibition of 17th and 18th-century antique Imari porcelain from March 4th to 18th, 2016 coinciding with Asia Week New York. Please just us Friday, March 4th from 5pm to 8pm for a reception party showcasing the exquisite collection of porcelain.

Imari porcelain is a style of Japanese porcelain wares named after the port city where it was shipped to the West. During the 17th-century, Imari porcelain overtook the foreign market with its auspicious motifs and distinctive colors. Although production continues today, antique Imari porcelain from the 17th and 18th-centuries is prized among collectors for its unique style and skilled production technique. 

Reception Party
Friday, March 4th
5pm - 8pm
 


Historical Background

Before the 16th century, China succeeded in firing Porcelain and dominated the export market. However from the early 17th century, craftsmen from Korea (who were seasoned porcelain-makers due to techniques that arrived from their geographically-close neighbor China) came to Arita in Saga prefecture, where porcelain was fired for the first time in Japan. With the end of the Ming Dynasty and political chaos that followed, China was no longer able to export This led to the proliferation of Japanese porcelain throughout the world, including Europe, where having early Imari ware to display in the home held a certain status among the wealthy.

Characteristics

As Chinese porcelain were used as models to first create Imari ware, they often have auspicious omen motifs (patterns of plants, animals or objects that are considered lucky) that originated in China. Shochikubai is a celebratory symbol; budo risumon is thought to bring fertility (or prosperity in descendants); and sansui (mountain water), although not a lucky omen, is often used to symbolize an ideal world. When closely observed, one can often find special meanings behind the interesting patterns of Imari ware. 

Usage of the Craft

In the past when ceremonial functions took place in the home, it was normal for families to have around 20 sets of dinnerware for guests. During the Edo period, porcelain was a luxury but also a necessary household item. 

The shape of early Imari ware was formed by skilled craftsmen on a potter’s wheel and afterwards painted on with a brush.

Imban Porcelain

Porcelain, which first arrived to Japan in the early Edo period, has been around for 300 years and become a necessity of everyday life. To cover the increasing demand, imban porcelain was developed in the Meiji period which was the first properly finished printed dinnerware in Japan. The technique can be categorized into two methods, which are called ‘zuri-e’ and ‘tensha.’ ‘Zuri-e’ is a method that uses a brush to paint over a specially-made stencil to create the pattern. It is known to be difficult to create patterns with fine lines as the curves of the porcelain make it necessary to use multiple stencils, which causes inevitable seams in the pattern. To resolve this, ‘tensha,' a copperplate printing method became popular. This method uses a technique that engraves the design onto copperplates, which are then used to print on special paper. This is then transferred to the material to create the final print. This method allows for more precision when recreating fine lines. Over the years, patterns gradually diversified and we see unique designs that reflect life in that time, such as images of dancers wearing straw-hats, the Japanese flag, as well as interesting, bold prints of an elephant or tengu.

CHRISHABANA • January 29th – February 7th

CHRISHABANA
 H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER
 January 29th – February 7th

 

Chris-Habana

H.P.F, Christopher announces an event with iconic New York jewelry designer CHRISHABANA. The event presents the original brand collection, exclusive items for H.P.F, Christopher, and the diffusion line, My Enemy. Plunge into the world of CHRISHABANA at H.P.F, Christopher from January 29th to February 7th.

The CHRISHABANA collection transforms sterling silver into jewelry that is altogether intriguing yet classic. For H.P.F, Christopher exclusive items, freshwater pearls accent the silver, adding a touch of elegance that softens the brand’s signature bite. The diffusion line, My Enemy, showcases brass plated jewelry in 18-karat gold and gunmetal finishes.

CHRISHABANA and My Enemy have been featured in publications such as Vogue, W, and Dazed & Confused― and have been worn by pop icons like Madonna, FKA Twigs, and Rihanna. Always on the cutting-edge of fashion, the designer has collaborated with brands such Prabal Gurung and Hood By Air, and has created custom jewelry collections with Opening Ceremony and 2016 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund winner, Gypsy Sport.

H.P.F, Christopher holds a CHRISHABANA reception party Friday, January 29th between 5pm to 8pm. Please join us for an opulent evening over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine with creative director, Chris Habana, in presence.

RECEPTION PARTY
Friday, January 29th, 2015 • 5pm – 8pm

CHRISHABANA
January 29th –  February 7th
chrishabana.com
@chrishabana

 

 

A Fragrant World • Bellocq Tea Atelier

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H.P.F, Christopher annonces A FRAGRANT WORLD event with Bellocq Tea Atelier. The holiday event captures Bellocq fragrances redolent of tradition and history.  Through fine teas and perfumed candles, enrich your holidays with Bellocq Tea Atelier at H.P.F, Christopher on December 10th to December 24th, 2015.

A FRANGRANT WORLD event shares the essence of Bellocq with botanic-blended fine teas and aromatic candles. Through Bellocq's fragrant world, you are vaulted across space and timeー from the verdant marketplaces of Goa to the dew-studded gardens of England. Back home in time to cozy up by the fireplace, H.P.F, Christopher invites you to enjoy and share Bellocq during the holidays.

H.P.F, Christopher holds a tea tasting party Saturday, December 12th, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm. Please join us for a fragrant evening of tea and complimentary hors d'oeuvres with Bellocq founders, Heidi Johannsen Steward and Michael Shannon, in presence.

TEA TASTING PARTY
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 • 5pm - 7pm
RSPV: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

A FRAGRANT WORLD
BELLOCQ TEA ATELIER

December 10th - December 24th, 2015

Designer Interview: Jonathan Meizler, Title of Work

The designer Jonathan Meizler of Tile of Work invited H.P.F, Christopher to his design studio in New York City for more insight on the 5 Senses collection at exhibiting at the boutique November 19th - December 5th. Please join us at 98 Christopher Street in the West Village from 5pm - 7pm this Saturday, November 21st for an exhibition party with the designer, Jonathan Meizler, in presence.

Title of Work collections often engage with the senses. For example, your Spring 2012 collection included sterling silver tie accents with your own fingerprint stamp. What led you to delve deeper into the five senses?

As a tactile and visceral individual, the idea of creating a collection focusing on the senses intrigued me. The explorative process of dissecting and reconstructing each sense was a challenging exercise. I feel like I have scratched the surface. I look forward to continuing this journey in my following collections.

I now use my fingerprint amulet as a sign-off, and you will find it on the back of each tie.

How do you encourage the Title of Work man or woman to think differently about sensory perception through the 5 Senses collection?

It’s not so much as to think differently, but rather to explore my take on the five senses and how they relate to art and fashion.

I explore both technique and treatment—from hand embroidery to the use of ostrich feathers. I offer my own interpretation. It’s left to the individual to take the journey with me.

The philosophical discourse of perception has a long history from the allegory of Platos Cave to Nietzsche. How do you interpret the idea of perception?

It’s completely individualized, and the beauty lies in the fact that my idea of perception differs greatly from others. The space between the two is what holds my interest.

How did your collaboration with the Florentine artist Stefano Galli for the Title of Work pocket squares come about for the 5 Senses collection? What specifically drew you to his work?

I was captivated by Stefano’s work while walking by the Academie of Art in Florence. I came upon his charcoal portrait in half shadow. There was a mystery of darkness and humor that immediately drew me in. I gave the docent my card, and Stefano contacted me the following day. We discussed a potential collaboration. I love the moodiness in his work, and the playfulness. It’s a pristine balance of light, depth, ambiguity, and sensuality.

Title of Work often blurs the line between couture product and artwork. How do you reconcile the roles of a fashion designer versus an artist? Is there a difference to you?

There is truthfully little difference for me as I draw upon the same faculties for design and creation. Though, as an artist, I am not confined to the body. The product stands on its own rather than having to regulate fit and structure.

As Title of Work expands from neckties to jewelry, what do you envision the brand for the future?

I am working on a bag collection, which will hopefully come to fruition sometime next year. I am also working on a fragrance collection.

November 17th, 2015
H.P.F, Christopher

Title of Work • 5SENSES Exhibition

TITLE OF WORK
5 SENSES Exhibition
 


H.P.F, Christopher announces the 5 SENSES exhibition by men's neckwear, jewelry, and accessories brand Title of Work. This exhibition is an express of designer Jonathan Meizler's 5 SENSES Autumn/Winter collection, which interprets scientific and figural realms of sensory perception. The art world and luxury couture converge with Title of Work at H.P.F, Christopher.

In presenting artworks by Florentine artist Stefano Gallli and the Autumn/Winter collection of luxury, which interprets scientific and figural realms of sensory perception. The art world and luxury couture converge with Title of Work at H.P.F, Christopher.

Please join us for an exhibition party on Saturday, November 21st between 5pm to 7pm to celebrate the 5 SENSES exhibition, with designer Jonathan Meizler in presence. To RSVP, please contact hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com by e-mail with guest list.

5 SENSES Exhibition Party
Saturday, November 21st
5pm - 7pm

Title of Work
5 SENSES Exhibition
November 19th - December 4th
hpfchristopher.com/title-of-work
titleofwork.com

Mary MacGill at H.P.F, Christopher

Mary MacGill, Photo Diary Exhibition • Sept 24 - 27

Mary MacGill is the New York designer handcrafting jewelry from gold, baroque pearls, and seafaring stones like aquamarine and turquoise. After designing unique pieces under David Yurman, Mary MacGill established her own label in Tribeca. The designer collection creates classic fine jewelry grounded in the beauty of nature.
 

Each summer Mary MacGill moves her workspace to Block Island east of Montauk Point. On the island she draws inspiration from the maritime environment to create her exquisite collections. The photo diary exhibition provides an intimate glimpse into her process.

H.P.F, Christopher invites you to a photo diary exhibition by New York fine jewelry designer Mary MacGill. Join us on Thursday, September 24th from 6pm to 8pm for the opening reception of the event.

Mary MacGill • Exhibition Opening
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 6pm – 8pm
rsvp: hpfchristopher@hpgrp.com

 

Momogusa & The Aesthetics of Wabi-Sabi

Momogusa Earthenware


Momogusa embodies the tradition of Japanese earthenware potter in Zen Buddhist philosophy and aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Momogusa takes its name from the Japanese word meaning pine tree, a symbol of longevity in Japan. The nomenclature references a rustic world of long-lasting bond through its objects.

Established in a hundred-year-old farm house in the Gifu Prefecture north of Kyoto, Momogusa aims to unearth traditional Japanese pottery and reconnect it to contemporary life and society. The earthenware revitalizes the aesthetics of wabi-sabi in its natural simplicity and understated elegance.

Momogusa retains sensitivity to ephemera. The vessels and objects are intentionally imperfect in their shape and glaze— transforming overtime with use. Crafted within the concept of “daily life,” Momogusa critiques of consumption. Instead, Momogusa argues for a recognition of beauty in the most basic and natural, everyday objects.
 

Wabi Sabi

Wabi-sabi is best defined by its in ineffability. While wabi connotes rusticity and simplicity, sabi conveys patina and impermanence. Together wabi-sabi characterizes the tradition of Japanese beauty and aestheticism.  

The materiality of wabi-sabi is epitomized in Japanese traditional pottery. Humbly crafted in hand-shaped forms, the pottery incorporates irregularities and imperfections. Its value is borne of asymmetry, simplicity, modesty, and utility. The lead-glazed earthenware is most noticeably used in Japanese traditional tea ceremonies, called chadō, or way of tea.
 

Junchiro Tanizaki


Junchiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) is one of the leading novelists in Japanese literature, renowned for his book Naomi. Set in modernizing Tokyo during the Taisho era (1912-1926), Naomi juxtaposes concepts of Japanese tradition and the West, which has come to define the author's style. Naomi is iconic in Japanese literature for its archetype of the femme fatale character, analogous to Westernization

In 1933 Tanizaki wrote the essay In Praise of Shadows on Japanese aesthetics. Similar to the author’s prose, the essay contrasts conventions of beauty in Japan to the West. Bestowing value to shadow’s subtlety, Tanizaki subsumes the qualities of sabi in the work. He admires the quality of patina, reflecting the natural order of impermanence. In Praise of Shadows prevails in its relevance to understanding the nature of beauty in modernity. 

H.P.F, CHRISTOPHER is a jewelry and home goods boutique located in the West Village of New York City at 98 Christopher.