February 13, 2013
The symbol word originally means to throw together, but also unite, put together. The symbol in the jewel isher essence. “The symbolic moves itself in the unpredictable feeling, in the natural instinct. The irrationality and the mysticism is a concept that encompasses ancestral all peoples by ever”. The symbol evokes feelings of things in unpredictable ways. Its presence in the jewel is in a dialectical relationship with that elementpoetic and visionary, and becames concrete action in the reality of all days. The assumption is that the fascinating and mysterious world of natural geometric forms, dominated by images, lines, dots, numbers and enigmatic formulas, is particularly suitable for the design of a contemporary jewelry. This stimulating survey of the forms in the universe often leads us in front of ancient myths, who magical powers attract still now.
The design approach is alchemic. The starting point of alchemy is the unity of matter: matter is one, but can take myriad forms and be combined in many others inexhaustible ways. From raw material borns also the work of a designer. Both a designer that an alchemist work with the idea of “practice trasmutatoria”. For both, values are given specifically to the mass, space, light and shadow, and is active the participation of the body to these physical elements. Both live and think the object of their search. Oriented research, however, to the “recovery of manual dexterity, to the practical experiment, to the verify in the laboratory”. The haute couture tailoring techniques, along with inkjet prints on silk combine the industrial chemical cut steel to create a new type of jewellery between design and craftsmanship, unicity and seriality. There’s an attempt to return with an aura of mystery and magic in who wears this jewel. Reactions between jewelry and body, between jewelry and another, between jewelry and the space around him, “Reaction Poétique”.
Chiara Scarpitti is a designer, specialized in contemporary jewellery. Her works are spread over different levels of the contemporary, on new design methodologies, using the most innovative and experimental production techniques between industry and craft.