Alessandra lives and works in Rome, where she makes paper-mache jewels while for years she has been following her passion for design and eco-friendly wedding. Her work is researching and experimenting different materials, recycled and not recycled, above all paper.
"My work was born from my passion for materials, techniques and colours. In the past, I collaborated with some printing houses and I was surrounded by paper, large amounts of paper waste ended up in big metal bins just before going to the pulping mill: there were rectangular stripes of different kind of paper and colours. This was for me a great resource at my fingertips and in this way everything started. Paper is a magical material due to its endless possibilities... it can be shaped, folded, rolled, crushed and painted, and each technique creates very different effects. Above all, it is a light material! While wearing even voluminous jewels, we barely realize that we are wearing them.I have developed two main lines during my eco-designer career: the flower paper jewels that I created about ten years ago and the geometric ones that are more recent. All elements, whether in a soft flower garland or pyramidal shape, are made of papier-mâché, hand-shaped, then painted and assembled. My inspiration comes from nature, flowers, tree branches, but also from geometric shapes as in the Pyramids line which also includes modular jewels, very fascinating for the endless possibility ."
13/05/2019 - 15/05/2019