Gdańsk is the World Capital of Amber. The heart of Gdańsk’s Old Town features the Amber Museum, with the oldest examples of amber crafting, spectacular heritage artefacts and specimens of natural inclusions. Nearby Mariacka (St Mary’s) Street has many stores, galleries and workshops of contemporary amber artists and, all over the city, there are multiple references to its amber heritage, including a football stadium which looks like a piece of Baltic amber.
Once a year, at AMBERIF Gdańsk, Poland’s largest jewellery trade fair and the world’s largest amber show, amber jewellery is available in a uniquely huge selection and in the best quality. In 2020, we want to emphasize our position of a global leader in a special way by introducing a new layout in the hall dedicated to manufacturers of amber jewellery: from unique items, limited collections, to outdoor jewellery inspired by current trends in jewellery fashion.
AMBERIF is not just about amber, with over half of its 470 exhibitors manufacturing original silver and gold jewellery, gemstones and fashion accessories. The Design Gallery with its unique design zone and art jewellery from nearly 70 Polish and European goldsmith artists is AMBERIF’s pièce de résistance.
This specialised trade show is also an annual opportunity for influential meetings of experts from many areas of business, science and art, a venue for conferences, symposia and cultural events. The most important of them is the one-of-a-kind GDAŃSK AMBER LOOK jewellery&fashion gala, at which designers of original fashion and unique jewellery collections present their joint creations.
Contemporary design is featured in AMBERIF DESIGN AWARD, an international design competition curated by Barbara Schmidt. This year’s theme of Ultimate Beauty prompts a reflection on the importance of aesthetics. The aim of the competition is to promote amber as an inspirational material for artistic interventions, with its main award being the Mayor of Gdańsk’s Prize of PLN 10,000. AMBERIF will see the premiere of the AMBER TRENDS exhibition and its accompanying picture book; also, awards will be presented in the exhibitor-dedicated AMBERIF SELECTION Most Innovative Product Competition.
Come and meet us at AMBERIF, the 27th International Fair of Amber and Jewellery in Gdańsk, Poland, 18-21 March 2020. It’s good TO BE here!