Valeria Zingaretti, born in Jesi in 1988, is a multifaceted artist as well as a qualified designer. She began her artistic studies at the Liceo Scientifico Informatico of Jesi, where she was able to learn the techniques for technical, geometric and operational drawing. Graduated in 2010 in Industrial Design at the ISIA Institute in Florence, her graduation thesis was exhibited at the EXPO in Milan for the Design Convivio 2015 exhibition, where it was officially published. In 2011 she moved to Rome to deepen her knowledge in materials and finishes, focusing on the world of leathers and fabrics. Then, she decides to return to her hometown to develop her natural predisposition, following her passion for stylistic design that leads her to make creations in various arts and disciplines. She currently deals with designs, creations and artistic productions in the fields of art, music, fashion and design. She is also interested in material experimentation, graphic compositions, design and Italian craftsmanship.
Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2020
The idea of the jewel comes from the material experimentation of copper, combined with the ancient Italian tradition of bobbin lace making. The “Merletto” copper necklace is the result of a work oriented towards the aesthetic beauty of the material and the memory of our history and culture. The ductility of copper was the technical feature underlying the entire process. The threads were intertwined, by means of bends and movements of the bobbins in a long manual process for a total of 50 hours of work. The jewel is unique and singular and enhances the aesthetic characteristics of the metal such as brightness and malleability. The ancient tradition of bobbin lace is a rare and precious technique and has been totally revised in a new context, transforming itself beyond the boundaries of materials: it goes from 2d to 3d through the intertwining of metal. “Merletto” is the first copper bobbin jewel that combines the freshness of design with Italian tradition.