Giampaolo Babetto
1947 Born in Padua, IT. 1963-1966 Studied at the Istituto Statale d’Arte Pietro Selvatico, Padova, IT, diploma. 1966-1968 Studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, IT. Lives and works in Arquà Petrarca near Padua.

Teaching and projects (selection)
1969-1983 Lecturer at the Istituto Statale d’Arte Pietro Selvatico, Padua, IT. 1979, 1980, 1983 and 1984 architectural concept for the exhibition “Gioiello, Arte Contemporanea d’Austria”, Biennale di Venezia, IT. From 1979 to 1996 Guest lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL; San Diego University, San Diego, US, and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US. 1985 Professor at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. 1989 Lecturer at the Istituto Europeo di Designo, Milan, IT. 1990 Professor at the Royal College of Art, London, GB. 2000-2003 Professor at the Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School Firenze, Florence, IT. 2002 Project for the Marunouchi Building for Mitsubishi Estate, Tokyo, JP. 2004 Table series “Quadro” in collaboration with Pastoe, Utrecht, NL. Medal for the Comune die Arquà Petrarca on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Francesco Petrarca’s birth. 2006-08 Monstrance and other liturgical accessories for the church of St. Michael, Munich. 2007-09 Workshops at Le Arti Orafe, Jewellery School & Academy, Florence, IT. Showcase for the Sacro Cingolo Mariano, Prato, IT. 2012 Padiglioni Nardini spazio “Bolle” project, Bassano del Grappa, IT. 2015/16 Silver candelabra, chalices and host plates for Dick Sheppard Chapel, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK.

1975 and 1985 Herbert-Hofmann-Preis, Munich. 1983 International Jewellery Art Grand Prize, Tokyo, JP. 1991 Bayerischer Staatspreis, Munich. 1998 Goldener Ehrenring der Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau. 2003 RISD New York Athena Awards for “excellent career”, Providence, US. 2012 Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Award, Vicenza, IT. 2018 MAM maestro d’Arte e Mestieri, IT. 2019 Wallpaper Design Award for “Fundamentals,” brushed silver table set in collaboration with Studio Swine for Doppia Firma, IT.

Works in public collections
Museu Textil d’ Indumentaria, Barcelona, ES. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU. National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, GB. Museo degli Argenti, Florence, IT. Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt. GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, GB. Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Munich. Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, FR. Museo d’ Arti Applicate e Decorative, Padua, IT. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, FR. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AU. Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim. Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, US. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, NO. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US. Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, US. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US. Hermitage Museum Foundation, New York, US. Museo Diocesano, Padua, IT. Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Athens, GR. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, US. Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Zurich, CH. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US. Fondazione MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT. Kolumba, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne.