Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy
Carla Riccoboni is a goldsmith designer and researcher, pioneer of self-production. Signs, rhythms, writings form the formal basis of his research, resolved in terms of refined geometric sequences such as the ALPHABET chains or aimed at the recovery of ancient repertoires, such as the VENICE and MADREFORME collections. Her pieces are mainly made with the traditional mechanical techniques of Vicenza’s goldsmith’s art, such as the “cutting” and the “printed”, after the discovery of about 2500 old molds. Carla Riccoboni received her first important awards in Germany in the 1990s for the ALPHABET chain system, followed by exhibitions, reports and publications at national and international level. For about ten years she has used old molds of the Vicenza tradition for her research. Iron forms of the last century to realize printed jewelry: simple and very widespread jewels based on symbols, devotional forms, archetypes, decorations that today emboss as writing on very light plates of gold and silver.
MATERIA 2019 Madreforme collection
Brooch made up of interchangeable elements in silver and other materials (wood, acetate, plexiglass), joined together with a retractable mechanism.