Friday, July 2, 2010
Harumi Klossowska was born in Switzerland in Geneva. She spent her early years in Rome where towards the prestigious Villa Medici was entrusted to his father Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, the internationally renowned painter, known as Balthus, whose talent has been rewarded in 1961 by The French Minister of Culture André Malraux.
Harumi's curiosity for the stones was born in the gardens of the villa in Rome where she spent hours picking up rocks of all shapes and colors, sandstone, mosaic fragments. With a certain attraction for blues of all hues. She makes collages, drawing compositions, produces assemblies that Balthus looks with interest and keep it safe.
At the age of seven, Harumi accompanied his father and his mother the Countess Setsuko at the Galerie Claude Bernard in Paris, he opened the door of a room that was entirely devoted to rough stones and semi-precious stones. It is a shock qu'Harumi not forget. His imagination gets carried away and her love for jewelry is born to what she sees as marvels waiting for her.
Top jeweler Boucheron produced a necklace designed by Harumi which I want to share with all of you.
Back in 2004, we met this super sophisticated and beautiful lady. She wanted Jul B. Dizon Jewellery to manufacture some of her designs and we were only too honored to have been chosen to do this task. I handled her orders and I feel proud to have worked with someone like Harumi. She has the most gentle voice and she seemed so fragile but her creative mind just blew me away.
I was looking thru our archives and saw the pieces that Jul B. Dizon Jewellery made for her and I decided to show you the pieces because this woman should be an inspiration to all of us designers.
I apologize that photos of our work under the HARUMI line are blurry.