Making things with my hands is my passion. This is the result of growing up in Florence with its architectural beauty and talented craftsmen, as well as being in a family with design at its heart. While my degree from Politecnico of Milan gave solid foundations to my design process, I chose to step away from architecture. I wanted to design and create something that I could hold in my hands.
After one year of working in two factories, creating pieces with leather and metal, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do: turn the beautiful leather that every year is abandoned by the fashion and luxury industry into a cherished piece of jewellery.
In 2014 I applied for a design and research Master programme at Central Saint Martins University. During my MA I won first place in the fourth International Design Competition ‘Craft the Leather’, and held exhibitions in Milan and Rome to showcase my designs.
After my graduation, I recently opened my first pop-up store in London and I am now planning my next steps to push forward my vision in design and making.
My wish is to bring a smile to your face, even if it is by simply having created a piece of jewellery for you!