The fly

The fly

Jan
14

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov The Fly, 2010 18kt yellow gold fire enamel necklace with emeralds, diamonds, peridot Edition of 10 Signed and numbered “The Fly is for us a symbol of freedom. It can go anywhere, be everywhere and we don’t even notice its presence, because she is so insignificant. Nobody can control the fly, even in totalitarian state, where everybody’s life and movements can be limited and controlled, the fly is free.”  – Ilya Kabakov The Fly wearable art project was first designed by Ilya Kabakov in 1992 and originally conceived as a present for his wife Emilia. However, it remained unrealised until 2010, when Elisabetta Cipriani encouraged the artist to finally bring it to life. The fly, one of Kabakov’s best known and recurring motifs, encapsulates a dual meaning. On the one hand, it is a metaphor for the smallness and insignificance of the individual against the omnipotence and repression of the Soviet Government. On the other hand, it represents the freedom of the soul, escaped from the earthly bonds of existence. The fly travels everywhere unnoticed, from the most ordinary and humble place to the most elevated and sacred one without distinguishing between them. This concept draws a […]

Sassi

Jun
08

Giorgio Vigna Sassi, 2015 Copper and oxidised silver 11 stone magnetic necklace Unique and signed The use of copper for its aesthetic value has been linked since ancient times to the production of jewellery: fine examples are the pieces designed and made by Giorgio Vigna.  All of these wonderful pieces have reference to nature: rocks, pebbles, stones, shelves.  Incredibly light in weight, they become part of your body and naturally adorns it.  Vigna manipulates copper in its multiplicity of variations in colour and oxidation. Over the copper, you’ll find layers of silver, gold, glass forming new forms that tell a story or reveal a new beauty of nature.  Another originality of these pieces, is the presence of strong magnets that substitute the clasp or the needle. The brooches can be used on light fabrics as well as on thick coats and furs. They are also very beautiful as suspended pendants or buckles. 

Sassi

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Sassi, 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass and silver necklace with 13 stones Unique

Labirinti

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Labirinti, 2015 Hand-sculpted 11 stone Murano glass necklace with white gold leaf and oxidised silver Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Sassi

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Sassi, 2015 Copper and gold plated 11-stone magnetic necklace Unique and signed The use of copper for its aesthetic value has been linked since ancient times to the production of jewellery: fine examples are the pieces designed and made by Giorgio Vigna.  All of these wonderful pieces have reference to nature: rocks, pebbles, stones, shelves.  Incredibly light in weight, they become part of your body and naturally adorns it.  Vigna manipulates copper in its multiplicity of variations in colour and oxidation. Over the copper, you’ll find layers of silver, gold, glass forming new forms that tell a story or reveal a new beauty of nature.  Another originality of these pieces, is the presence of strong magnets that substitute the clasp or the needle. The brooches can be used on light fabrics as well as on thick coats and furs. They are also very beautiful as suspended pendants or buckles. 

Galassia

Jun
05

Giorgio Vigna Galassia, 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, white gold leaf, and oxidised copper necklace Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Cosmo

Jun
05

  Giorgio Vigna Cosmo, 2015 Hand-sculpted 9 stone Murano light blue aquamarine glass necklace with yellow gold leaf and copper Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Medusa

May
20

Rebecca Horn Medusa, 2011 22kt yellow gold and ammonites necklace with 18kt yellow gold handmade chain Unique This jewellery project came to life through collaboration between Rebecca Horn and Luisa del Valle, a noted goldsmith living in Spain. After months of research, del Valle sourced rare stones, shells and ammonites to develop the concept of movement and energy central to Horn’s work. Each piece is unique, hand-made and exquisite crafted by del Valle through the ancient Etruscan technique. As a result of their collaboration, this jewellery is a melange of antiquity and contemporaneity, timeless sculptural pieces in the form of rings, bracelets, and necklaces, which are deeply sensual. The spiral shape is present in all of these pieces of jewellery is one of Horn’s most favoured symbols and appears throughout her work.

Cosmo

May
19

  Giorgio Vigna Cosmo, 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, yellow gold leaf, and oxidised silver pendant/brooch 6.5 cm diameter Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.

Cosmo

May
19

Giorgio Vigna Cosmo, 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, white gold leaf, and oxidised silver necklace Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.