The Mediterranean forms part of our soul. Water, earth and olive trees. We carry its essence deep within. That of its nature and of those who have inhabited its shores since days of old. Its beaches and its forests. Its art and its gods. Its beauty and its jewellery. That’s the way designer Berta Riera feels. A feeling she has transposed into her new Athenea collection.
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Gaudí‘s art and Barcelona‘s charm inspire us to develop surprising collections of contemporary jewellery. Developed by artists who capture the creative force emanating from the city, their creations enable you to carry the essence of one of the most emblematic capitals of the Mediterranean with you forever.
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.
The Arp jewellery collection, designed by Cristina Julià, is ‘a tribute to the work of artist Jean Arp’. That is how the creator herself describes it, delving into the abstract legacy of lines and shapes created by Arp and rediscovering them in a entirely personal way.
Versatile Cris Romagosa adores art in all its aspects. She began studying nursery education, and afterwards life led her to the world of painting and from there she moved to photography. She currently complements her visual creations with words that permit her to tell stories about her work. Each one reveals something intimate, personal and sensitive.
In summer, happiness is contagious. The moments of sunlight are infectious. The days of freedom. The white houses. The shadows cast in the streets. The blue skies. The nights of dancing. The bare skin. The eternal siestas. The longing for the sea, salt and breeze. The scents of the Mediterranean. And the discounts on jewellery are also catching! Continue reading
Sculptor Sara Domènech developed the Plecs jewellery collection as if she were playing with small pieces of folded paper. Seeing the result, we can imagine her, scissors in hand, cutting circles of paper, folding them in half and assembling them in a completely spontaneously way to create small sculptures of sinuous lines. Maybe that was the way it happened. Or maybe not. It’s not really important…what matters are the pieces into which she poured her creativity.