Rings 1959–1973 Special Edition

Edited by Flurina & Gianni Paravicini-Tönz 
Concept: Gianni Paravicini, Stephan Fiedler 
Design: Stephan Fiedler 
Folder containing 100 original documents, book with photographs of the rings made and texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Peter Noever, Adalsteinn Ingolfsson; in conversation with: Hans Langenbacher, Jean-Christophe Ammann and Flurina Paravicini-Tönz. 2006 

Limited edition with an replic of the ring «Löwenring 1» from 1971.


The book, which is accompanied by 80 facsimiles of original sketches, drawings, letters and postcards, tells the story of  a long-standing close collaboration between the artist, Dieter Roth, and Hans Langenbacher, a goldsmith in Lucerne and Reykjavik. The documents are printed on a variety of types of paper and are presented in a folder. Supplementary photographic and textual material documents detail the fascinating complexity of designing and producing the jewellery. The book containing the original documents – and the rings themselves – were seen in exhibitions at the mak (Museum für angewandte Kunst) in Vienna, at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, and at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.