Photographer Marcello Bonfanti
ORIGO the basic principle for which something originates, the beginning of life, the start of the Universe, the Source.
Origin is the leitmotif of the whole Collection, inspired by Mother Nature’s most intense and essential form.
Mother Nature with its generative force, embodies a certain degree of rawness but also the primal sense of Beauty.
Using leather and stones like Crystals, Garnets, Geodes and other varieties, I create ornaments that reminds of branches, roots, knots and gems from the Vegetable Realm.
I started off this research working with Metals, shaped in basic cellular forms such as the Circle and the Egg, as representations of life and its cycles.
Then I have felt like moving backwards through the use of less elaborated Materials and thus reaching the principle of it. In my rhetoric Metal moves back to Mineral, an element originated by Stardust, the particles from which we are all from.