Maria Sole Ferragamo
Not a Knot, 2018
Suede leather and gold foil earrings
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.
Not a Knot is carefully designed defined and bold, demonstrating Ferragamo’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and materiality. Ferragamo incorporates that expressive, painterly quality to the design of the earrings that makes them 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 a modern and versatile addition to the wearer.