For centuries, Mediterranean cultures have explored the craft of mosaics. Our Greek, Roman and Mesopotamian ancestors used them to decorate their walls, and the fascination towards creating art from these tiny pieces has prevailed until today, with magnificent examples from artists such as Gaudí, Franz Spohn, Pete Manson and Emma Karp. Today, jewellery designer Berta Riera exhibits her special tribute to this craft in the Moitie Aribau collection.
A full moon and a sky full of stars. Distant planetary orbits trace the outlines of spherical jewels. Tiny lights illuminate the earth. Planetary collections, such as Eclipse and Anais, dazzle in a dance of eternal shadows. A beauty that only shines more brightly as the night draws in.
To stroll through Barcelona is to lose yourself in a sea of contrasts; a contemplation of contemporaneity and design, past and future, dazzling light and deep shadow, vibrant colour and stone grey. It is to feel the Mediterranean. It is to trace the path marked out by Gaudí to discover its soul, which is precisely what jewellery designer Noemi Eggenschwiler has done…
There are secret gardens where life is slower, the air is fresher and the sky looks bluer. They are natural areas where the light gently caresses. And the flowers grow happy. And jewellery designers, like Sara Domènech, tend to their magnolias and create amazing collections of the same name.
A stroll along the beach. Sunlight. The gentle lapping of the waves. Water swirling around your feet. An eclectic array of pebbles lining the shore. Each one unique; flat, oval, sculpted by time. Someone picks them up and puts them in their pocket ready to take home and reinterpret as art. As simple and evocative as that. That is precisely how the new Pebbles jewellery collection created by Berta Riera came into being.
Circles represent balance, beauty, perfection. The iris of the eye. The graphite core of a pencil. A perfect droplet. Life moves in circles. And the new Cercles collection by sculptor Sara Domènech does the same. Jewellery that flirts with circles, deconstructing them and forming stunning miniature sculptures.
I see landscapes where time sways. Infinite horizons of waves. I hear nature beat. I feel the magnetism of the plants that surround me. Stems in capricious forms. Intense colours. Scents fresh like the breeze. The Mediterranean light caresses my skin. I wear flowers. I’m wrapped in sea. I close my eyes. I let myself be carried away…
True, profound love is as deep as the ocean. Transparent as water. Weightless as two bodies enveloped in waves of tenderness. As powerful as the force of the sea. Ever-expanding energy. An infinite emotion captured by jewellery designer Olivia Barthe in the new Infinite Love collection, inspired by the boundless Möbius strip, without beginning or end.
Elegance is an abstract concept, hard to define but easy to spot when it’s right in front of you. The elegance of the new Joyce collection designed by Carme Fàbregas is clearly identifiable. Its forms, combination of materials and geometric lines make it a must-have for the upcoming holidays.
You don’t always need a telescope to see the wonder of the galaxies that surround us…you can do exactly the same by discovering the new Galactea jewellery collection designed by sculptor Sara Domènech. It might remind you of the Sunset collection we launched this summer, which Sara has now reinterpreted to create a range of new, far more ethereal and organic pieces.