Lucilla Giovanninetti’s brave new world of contemporary jewellery is a wondrous place brimming with “works of art” made from a plethora of humble materials including metals and fabrics.
Bronze, it would appear is one of her favourite metals. Its soft, malleable nature allows her to experiment, to push creative boundaries that manifest in marvels like this two-thorns necklace.
An exquisitely simple design, it clearly conveys the artisan’s contemporary leanings. Its exquisite craftsmanship, meanwhile demonstrates a profound dedication to the artisan’s way of using hands as the instruments of production.
Lucilla’s necklace is an elegant jewel whose immense versatility adds to her appeal. She works so well during the day or, indeed, at night. She transforms ensembles from drab to modern chic, and on top of all this she has a long shelf-life.
Yes, Lucilla’s two-thorns cast bronze necklace is a piece that you will enjoy each, and every season.
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…