Bio

I studied art and wood techniques and worked as wood art restorer. Making jewels in wood has been part of a constant sculpture practice, then I added other materials but woodworking skills is my main feature and inspiration.
I am fascinated from indigenous people from all over the world; studying their designs, crafts and ways of life is part of my education and inspiration.
I love skateboarding and I have been riding from 25 years. I have treasured this sport passion making jewels with recycled skateboards – you can see it in the collection Reskate.
This is very typical of my way of work, looking for a deep connection and passion in everything I do.
– Made… and ridden in Italy! –

Ho studiato arte e tecniche del legno e ho lavorato come restauratore di arte lignea. Realizzare gioielli in legno è stata parte di una pratica scultorea costante, poi ho aggiunto altri materiali ma l’abilità nel lavoro del legno è la mia caratteristica e ispirazione.
Sono affascinato dai popoli nativi di tutto il mondo; studiare i loro design, artigianato e modi di vita è parte della mia educazione e ispirazione.
Adoro andare in skateboard e giro da 25 anni. Ho fatto tesoro di questa passione sportiva realizzando gioielli con tavole da skateboard riciclate, puoi vederle nella collezione Reskate
Questo è tipico del mio modo di lavorare, cercando una connessione profonda e passione in ogni cosa che faccio.
– Fatto… e skatato in Italia! –

Collective exhibitions

– Un viaggio nel gioiello contemporaneo collective exhibition, 17.03 – 17.04.2016, Galleria Rossini, Milano
– The essentiality of the form, contemporary jewelry exhibition, during Vicenza Oro, international jewellery fair, 22 – 29.01. 2016, Palakiss,Vicenza
– Presentation of collier Ooak, 6.12.2014, Cap 40139, Bologna
– Avant garde, collective exhibition, 23.11 – 11.12.2014, Palazzo Agostinelli, Bassano del Grappa
– Man Contemporary Jewellery, collective exhibition, 6 – 9.09.2014, Palakiss, Vicenza
– Moda Etica 2013, june 2013, Firenze
– “Faust e le altre & L’eterno Femminino”, collective exhibition, 8 – 30.12.2013, Galleria
Terre Rare, Bologna
– Open Design Italia 2012, design exhibition and fair, 23 – 25.11.2012, Magazzini Ligabue, Venezia

Personal exhibitions

– Wood and the city, personal exhibition for Art City White Night 2016, Artefiera Bologna, 30.01.2016, Borgo22, Bologna
– Wooden Memories, personal exhibition for Bologna Art City White Night 2015, Artefiera Bologna, 24.01.2015, Art Hotel Orologio, Bologna
– Wooding time, personal exhibition, 14.01.2013, Art Hotel Orologio, Bologna

– Falling in wood, personal exhibition, and temporary shop, 17.11.2012, Art Hotel Orologio, Bologna

Awards

– International award Gioiello dentro – Design 20.15 contemporary jewellery, september 2015, Venezia
– International award Gioiello dentro – Design 20.14 contemporary jewellery, september 2014, Venezia
– Moda Etica 2013 award, “Jewels” section, june 2013, Firenze

Workshops

– Visiting teacher, L.UN.A. University Piazza San Martino 4F, Bologna 10.11.2016
– Into the wood – il legno e l’ecodesign for “Do you speak made in Italy”, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, 24.09.2014, Verona

Press

Web

Domimagazine Simone Frabboni

Le fil rouge blog

Let’s Bo

Lola Love

Ispirazioni in fiera

Bologna Channel

Domimagazine Ooak exhibition Art City White Night

etc.