Maria Sole Ferragamo
Luminous Gold Leaf, 2018
Suede leather and 24k gold leaf
Edition of 10
Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak.
Luminous Gold Leaf is incredibly defined and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. Designed with painterly, and expressive elements, Ferragamo creates a neckpiece that is bright, colourful, and visually striking. There is a beautiful engagement with how the material sits on the wearer, as there is a intricate mark making in tandem with the geometric negative spaces created, making this neckpiece such a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.