Quintessentially Milanese Lucilla Giovanninetti’s avant-garde contemporary jewellery mirrors a unique Milanese flair for sophistication, elegance and a certain all knowing or “saper fare”.
A consummate artisan and defender of tradition, Lucilla makes prototypes from her mental etchings. Some of these ideas will make it to the foundry, others will remain doodles on paper lying in wait hopeful that one day they too will see the light of day.
One such etching is this beguiling cast bronze necklace inspired by a longtime fascination for wild roses and their protective armour of long thorns. A creation so framed in elegance, uniqueness and timeless beauty she stands out. She is a study in simplicity, a masterpiece in design, and an art work to be cherished.
Advice on how to wear Lucilla’s golden thorn-motif necklace? We have none, but what we will recommend is you play with her often and take her on your daily journey from desk to dusk.
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…