Lucilla Giovanninetti loves all art, however, she does has a particular fondness for modern and contemporary movements that reflect strongly on her bold, brave and beautiful handmade jewellery.
The tactile nature of raw materials like bronze alloys hold her attention too. Its distinctive shade of gold draws her in, as does the alloy’s malleability making it a perfect medium for casting sublime bracelets like this thorn-motif one.
A twig from a wild rose bush hardly seems a worthy subject matter, and yet Lucilla’s powers of observation and keen eye for beauty manifest in this dreamy bracelet with such a distinct flair for the unexpected.
Which begs one to ask the question “how do you wear this artisan’s unique forearm-shaped accessory?” Lucilla would say, as would we, to pair the bracelet with as many ensembles as you see fit, and marvel at how it transforms them from so-so into eye-catching avant-garde statements.
About the Designer
In a postindustrial district of Milan, where 1920s architecture holds sway, we find Lucilla Giovanninetti in her workshop creating wearable art jewellery with a certain irreverence for time.
“Everything I do starts with inspiration. I look, and observe attentively, engraving in my heart and mind different forms and sensations.”
Lucilla honed her craft while at the “Accademia di Arte Orafa” in Milan (Goldsmith Academy). There she learned the time-honoured metallurgical techniques including the most difficult and complex – a method called “cera persa” or “cire perdue,” used by sculptors to create their prototype forms.
In 2010 Lucilla launched her first designs under the name “Eandare.” The Italian Collection is honoured to present a small handpicked selection of Lucilla’s numbered pieces – a capsule of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants in finely polished natural bronze – that can be worn as complete sets or for a different effect, singly.
So have fun and live creatively with Lucilla’s Eandare…