A jewel expresses itself through the body….
The archetype mingles with the behavioural, the mystery of cathedrals, transferred into gold then onto the body.
A labyrinth placed upon the body, as if these symbols from cathedrals, from gardens and caves, symbols which have marked the path of our history, have suddenly leapt from their horizontal plane and come to us, tiny but precious, encapsulating the wisdom of our path and the power of our goals, the conquest of escape, of freedom, or of our inner being, the self.
JEWELS OF NATURE
The pitfalls and secrets of nature(Lucretius)
The natural world, unending font of stimulation. The aesthetic sense has always been moved through its observation of nature, and latterly in a more abstract form as in the aesthetic quality of thought itself. Nature stimulates our aesthetic sense which is subsequently remodelled into a cultural form, before returning to Nature.
OYE CHILD, BODY FORMS, GINKGO TREE, SEA LIFE, FLOATING SEEDS, SNAKES
Images that must be heard. We merely provide them with form, space and a voice.
The Mediterranean is the cradle of western civilisation, the lymph of all our legends. Rendering tangible the creativity that has, since time eternal, tried to tell the story of our world – a fascinating idea. The birth and adventures of sirens, Parthenope, Leucosia and Ligea, the diver inspired by a painting uncovered in the archaeological site in Paestum, winged victory, revisited through the eye and perspective of Ventrella.
SHAPES AS THE SYNTHESIS OF IMPRESSIONS, MOVEMENT THAT SURGES FROM THE DREAM CURVE
Bringing forth shape in its essence. Geometric shapes, knots, spirals, the entwining of line and space. When laid upon the body, surfaces reach the limits of their form, triangles, squares or circles, curves that oppose or follow the natural curve of the body, creating continual spirals and knots, interlacing, discovering new lines, twisting themselves into a jewel.
Moving forms, 80’s geometric shapes, jewels and colours, twisting spirals, infinity, ribbons, Mobius, new knot directions.
TALISMAN / CHARMS
Intimate refuge for our secret expectations, silent hope and reassuring omens.
The talisman, a symbol of protection, an oracle to ward off ill. Anthropological study enveloped within a collection that includes the shapes, symbols and concepts that diverse cultures have adopted to gain access to the supernatural world of the and to protect themselves from their greatest fears. The I Ching, powerful symbol of an ancient philosophy and closer to home, the horn, the classical Greek cornucopia, horn of plenty, symbol of fertility, in addition to other “magical” objects, all testifying to the most human of desires – that of controlling the unknown.
Horn and cornucopia, melong, I ching, zodiac signs, medallions
the Melong, the Tibetan Buddhists’ mirror of the soul.
EXTRACTION AND DECONTEXTUALISATION
Creating a new object and a new time context for its existence.
Take an element from real life, unchained from the connotations of its daily function. Thus free to express its aesthetic value and design, the object abandons its functional role. Tools, foodstuffs, sports equipment, freed from the boundaries of everyday life, express their form and mutate into jewels.
Origami, pasta, sport and water, tools
The splendid wildness of nature tamed by the human hand, intelligence, the art of men and the jewel as synthesis, an object of desire.
Elaborating materials is our mission and becomes a privilege the moment this material assumes a moving form. A curve which surprises, an angle that takes on aesthetic power in interacting with a diamond. Precious ideas that wind around a finger or a wrist, that decorate a neck, refined design illuminated through the splendour of a precious stone.
Ring gold , diamonds ,wedding bands , precious stones
OBJECTS AND SCULPTURE
From jewel to sculpture, design is expressed through its constant dynamic force.
How often have I considered my pieces of jewellery to be micro sculptures? At least as often as I have concluded that a tiny sculpture is a work of art. A jewel of this calibre is, to the body, what a work of art might be to its environment, be it a house or a museum. In our collection of sculptures and objects, the jewel is magnified, recreating alchemy between two elements in space, the human and the artistic.