la dolce VITE
Showcased in London at the 2018 Central Saint Martins Degree Show, La Dolce Vite is a collection inspired by the icons of Italian design with a contemporary twist. It has a fresh, playful aesthetic, characterised by unusual structures, audacious textures, and inventive mechanisms. By questioning the status quo of traditional techniques and manufacturing processes, Francesca applies an innovative perspective, turning jewellery inside out.
Composed from cabochons, kinetic elements, and contrasting golds and materials, these unconventional pieces embody a modern sensuality, which reflects the essence of Italian creativity. It is an ode to Renzo Piano, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari and their ingenious, engineered timeless masterpieces.
The title ‘La Dolce Vite’ sounds like a reference to classic Italian cinema, although it is also a game of words: ‘vite’ is the Italian for ‘screw’, the main feature within this innovative setting system.