Stefania Lucchetta
Stefania Lucchetta was born and lives in Bassano del Grappa. She holds degrees from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and Scuola Italiana Design of Padua besides some modules previously taken at the Venice College of Fine Arts. Already in 2000 – after acquiring a good knowledge of stampato jewellery, lost-wax casting, engraving and laser cut, and training in goldsmith art within her family business, she started focusing on 3D software and rapid prototyping machines.
In 2002, exploring innovative techniques parallel to her industrial design collections, she launched her limited edition of jewels using materials such as stellite and titanium. In 2007 she set up her studio Stefania Lucchetta. In November 2010 her work was ranked by leading magazine Wallpaper among the “Top 20 reasons to be in Italy”.
Stefania’s work has been exhibited on many occasions both in private galleries and Museums, in Italy and overseas. In 2017 three of Lucchetta’s rings have been acquired by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Elena Valenti
Elena Valenti started her career as a costume designer, creating dresses, accessories and scenery elements for theatre, cinema and television. In 2007 she established her brand designing contemporary jewellery of high visual impact.
The object itself changes its function and becomes an eclectic ornament rich of contrasts, colours and pitch dark. Elena's pieces are the result of her constant experimentation on materials and forms and her sartorial capability to follow and highlight the body's shape.
Giulia Savino
Giulia Savino is a jewellery maker based in Turin, Italy. She holds a Masters in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornaments from Alchimia Jewellery School in Florence. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from the Milan Polytechnic.
Her work has been exhibited internationally since 2013. For three years Giulia lived in Cairo, where she contributed to setting and opening the first ever Middle East Jewellery SChool., set up by the pioneer and award-winning jeweller Azza Fahmy.
Her work takes inspiration from architecture and daily experiences. Giulia's current work is conceived as a never-ending journey across the exploration and analysis of urban planning, social interaction and the contemporary jewellery world. Each jewel responds to very contemporary needs as mobility and flexibility: seducing and light objects, taking up very little space and adaptable to different contexts.
Robyn Wilson
Robyn Wilson is a Melbourne based jewellery maker. After having attended a workshop to learn traditional Silver Smithing skills, while working full time as an IT consultant, she enrolled in the 3-year part-time diploma of Jewellery Manufacturing course at The Melbourne Polytechnic. She then completed the Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing course at The Melbourne Polytechnic.
Fascinated by the lightness and versatility of Titanium, Robyn creates beautiful, subtle colourful contemporary pieces using a process called "electrolytic oxidation. More recently Robyn has explored in all the ways possible the enamel to add colour to her work.
This enamel edition of works has allowed Robyn to re-visit techniques learnt early in her jewellery training but until now not used in her practice. This series of work contains brooches, pendants and earrings using copper, sterling silver and mild steel. Processes such as fold forming, etching and hydraulic pressing have been utilized.
Chiara Scarpitti
Chiara Scarpitti is a PhD researcher and designer specialised in contemporary jewellery. She has achieved an international PhD in Design the Second University of Naples and before she has studied Fashion Design at Politecnico in Milan. She has held solo exhibitions in Venice, Naples, Salerno, Oslo (NO) and Enschede (NL). Her educational activity concerns teaching, writings, workshops, scientific research.
“My work comes from research both theoretical than experimental. Every piece is the final result of a long and complicated process of thinking, design and production. My inspirations come from history, ancient imaginary and poetry. The aim is to reflect from an anthropological point of view, about the sense of materials, techniques, shapes. I see the jewel in a sort of dialectical relationship with the poetic and visionary dimension of us. The works bud from a crossbreeding of materials and techniques, both digital and handcrafted. The same mixing is made between different techniques as haute couture tailoring techniques, digital prints, industrial chemical cut, laser cut, rapid prototyping."
Giulia Boccafogli
Giulia Boccafogli is an Italian jewellery maker based in Como, Italy. She works with passion, dedication and love for research, following the main features of Made in Italy and focusing on the work of leather, a versatile material that offers many creative possibilities. She uses fine, Italian leather, carefully and personally selected and deriving exclusively from unused stock funds: she regenerates the material which, in this way, has a second life.
Unique pieces that seem to come from a submerged imaginary made of ink, deep dimmed lights and velvety fluids of a swamp. A style in the middle between the modern decadence, characterised by waves, drapes and soft lines and the tribal, with thin, suffused fetish calls: a manner in which the concept of "accessory" seems to vanish, leaving in its place the idea of ornament as a great protagonist.
Gretchen Martin
The Rum club accessories brand was created in 2011 by Gretchen Martin. She is influenced by a love for travel, fashion, art, colour and vintage collecting.
Celebrating accessories that are like exclamations to an outfit, this latest series is a limited edition wearable objects - pieces for the neck and wrist. Made out of coconut wood, they are hand cut, dyed, sun-dried and hand assembled in Melbourne.
Veronica Guiduzzi
Veronica Guiduzzi was born in Bologna, Italy. She worked as a restorer of “custom jewelry” with the jewels collector and historian Deanna Farneti Cera and consequently researched for some of her publications. Guiduzzi also renovated ethnic jewelry. From those experiences she has been able to draw inspiration for her work, broaden her creativeness and develop her resourcefulness.
She creates jewelry using all sorts of materials, especially plastic as it represents our period: it’s light, resistant, practical, colorful, multiform, fake, inexpensive, chic and shocking. While her source of inspiration can vary, she mostly draws inspiration from Dadaism with its objects’ “decontextualization” and the consequent bewilderment that affects the observers. Guiduzzi loves to create jewelry and objects with the intent to embellish, amuse and make people think.