Maria Sole Ferragamo
Leila Gold Leaf, 2018
Suede and gold leaf cuff
Edition of 20
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.
With Leila Gold Leaf, this cuff incorporates expressive, painterly mark-making to her design. It is both graceful and intense, presenting itself to the wearer as something architectural. An assemblage of soft, wearable geometric forms, the cuff engages in a perfect dialogue with negative spaces, exposing the skin, which makes this piece such a modern, versatile piece.