Dutch jeweller Philip Sajet makes jewellery for the sake of jewellery and cannot be accused of straying into other design fields or art forms. His sectarian approach is his strength. All his work attests to an awareness that, as a high-profile contemporary jewellery designer, he is contributing to the incredibly long history of jewellery – no more and certainly no less.
In 2007, Philip Sajet was awarded the Marzee Prize and this book was published as part of that award. Accompanied by an introductory text from Marjan Unger (1946-2018) and excerpts of jewellery-related writings by everyone from Jonathan Swift to Agatha Christie and Paul Auster, the book charts Philip’s work from 1986 to 2010.