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I prefer to work with Crimean wood because in this case
collecting the material in the mountains becomes
a delightful walk and gives inspiration to work
LOEWESTAMM - since 1989 brand of international designer Vladimir Levestam, specialized in wooden jewellery. His love to the nature and a passion to conceptual art is a perfect base for creating unique rings, necklaces, bracelets, made from various tree species which grow on the southern coast of Crimea. Each piece is made with love having its own unique features. This guarantees that there will be no identical jewellery.
Transformation of simple natural structures in extraordinary pieces of art is the aim that inspires Vladimir Levestam. The creator of jewellery executes all the work beginning from collecting the material in mountains. The highest quality of jewellery is guaranteed.
From 2009 planting the seeds of yew in the Crimean mountains was started. In the last century yew suffered from the barbarians cutting.
Vladimir Levestam was born on 1 April 1954 in Yalta on the Black Sea coast – site of the famous Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin summit of World War II. He became interested in art while studying theoretical physics first in Moscow State University and then Simferopol State University.
After his studies, Levestam worked as a designer for the Botanical Gardens in Yalta. There he became deeply involved in conceptual art, namely abstract and mechanical sculpture. Wood became his favorite medium.
In 1985, Levestam received a Master of Decorative Arts degree from the Ukraine Artists’ Union.
In 1987, he exhibited his sculpture in Moscow at the Central Exposition Center. Since then, Levestam exhibited his works in Ukraine, Russia and throughout the Baltic countries. In 1989, he participated in the Volga River Trip with Japanese and American artists from the Kaji Aso Studio in Boston.
In June of 1991, Levestam’s works were exhibited in three Boston area galleries: the Sohy Gallery in Boston, Gallery Nature and Temptation of the Kaji Aso Studio, and Art Intentions in Norwell; he also participated in the Art Festival in the South Shore Artists Center in Cohasset. Many of Levestam’s works belong to private collections in the United States, Japan, Germany, France and the Former Soviet Union.
In July 2006, Levestam’s jewellery collection were exhibited in Ashland Hardwood Gallery
in Ashland, United States and Pilar Shephard Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Canada.
In July 2007, Levestam’s jewellery collection were exhibited in “Russian Dorset” Art Exhibition in Strangways Village Hall, Abbotsbury, Dorset, United Kingdom.
2008, – Graham V Bundy Gallery – United Kingdom.
2010 – 2012, – 303 Gallery – United Kingdom.
Levestam says: “The Language of Art is the only language through which I can speak seriously. I prefer to work in wood because of its plastic qualities. Wood is a living material.”