Sunday Jewelry Report Card: Ushering in Spring with Madina Visconti Jewelry
Today’s jewelry report card selection is almost like a necessary ritual to bring forth spring. Her pieces seemingly contain a sort of earthly power held in the enamels and forms. Let’s just say I now know what I want to wear to the May pole and the city next time I’m there. The A++ jewelry report card goes to Madina Visconti di Modrone. She is based in Milan and her jewelry roots itself in both modern form/sculpture, and natural incarnations. It feels like her enamels are catching the perfect Italian light and freezing it for us. Her work is also playful, the right scale, and has movement. Her mother Lucio Fontana, was a jeweler and she remembers as well as draws from her childhood experiences. The pieces are not fine jewelry in the sense of gold, but are on that level, yet allow the jewelry lover to indulge. Each piece is made in 24k gilt bronze and silver. The family talent runs deep with her sister Osanna also creating objects and furniture.
She has a boutique in Milan’s historical center on Via Santa Maria for anyone who is in the area. The jewelry designer has been featured in Vogue, W as one to watch, and worked on collaborations with Matthew Chevallard founder of a footwear brand, as well as designers presenting at Milan fashion week. As Vogue mentioned in their article about Madina, she made a series of bronze pieces for the shoes including Italian food elements such as pasta. While her new collection is like the Garden of Eden in spring, other works by her include snakes, thorns, and harder edged themes. I like her mix of both sides of life.
Her work can be found in her Milan boutique and on-madinavisconti.com as well as Artemest.com.
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