1-100 by Graham Tabor & Miguel Villalobos: When Numbers Matter

1-100 Tabor Villabos 01NEW YORK, May 29, 2013/ — 1-100 by Graham Tabor / Miguel Villalobos is an exclusive collection of hand crafted jewelry in sterling silver, 18k gold and leather.

Made in numbered editions in the 1-100 New York atelier, the collection combines traditional and innovative materials with artisan techniques.

Always inspired by the materials they use, Miguel and Graham explore modernist contrasts of material rawness and highly finished surfaces. Within the same pieces they have simultaneously left traces of the human hand and tried to remove them in an attempt at perfection. The collection is given a futurist twist with the addition of opalescent and iridescent leather braids and cording.

In addition to the core collection, a limited range of pieces in solid 18k gold is proposed. Tabor and
Villalobos have created a capsule collection of bracelets with pendants sculpted by the designers strung on an 18k gold chain with the signature 1-100 closures cast in 18k gold.

THE DESIGNERS

GRAHAM TABOR: New York-based designer Graham Tabor worked extensively as a designer in the fashion industry before founding his own consulting studio in 2007. In 2009, Tabor co-designed and launched the Blouson Noir capsule collection with Melanie Ward and in collaboration with Ward did creative direction for the TSE 20th Anniversary Collection.

From 2006-2010 Tabor served as Fashion Director for the groundbreaking FLY DVD Magazine, a film format Art and Fashion biannual exhibited at MOMA, theDeutsche Guggenheim and many others. Tabor was one of ten shortlisted designers at the 2008 Festival International De Mode d’Hyeres.

MIGUEL VILLALOBOS: A photographer and illustrator working in film, fashion and art, Villalobos worked as visual consultant and documentary photographer for the film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, and as art director for Laurie Anderson’s video “Life on a String”.

Villalobos’ photographs have appeared in numerousinternational publications such as Man About Town, Purple, Vogue Hommes International, Metal, Le Mond, V and VMan Magazines. Villalobos is also the creator of “The Diane” award for the ASVOFF film festival, which takes place at Centre Pompidou, Paris each year.

Tabor and Villalobos have separately and together shown at, Maison Martin Margiela, Ter et Bantine Space, The NOHO Design District and group exhibitions in Berlin, Santiago de Compostela, Zurich, Vienna and Trieste.

Graham and Miguel were invited by Diane Pernet to present a selection of 1-100 Pièce Unique at the 2010 SCOPE Art Fair in NY. Their first solo sculpture show, “Hic et Nunc”, was exhibition at Brachfeld Gallery Paris in 2010. Their second solo show of their sculpture and photographic work was shown at Portal+ in Australia in August 2011. Miguel and Graham’s first monograph Hic et Nunc has just been released, published by Portal+.

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