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Francesca Locati. IED Istituto Europeo di Design. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 17.10.2019
Francesca Locati, photo by Paolo Consaga. Francesca Locati, photo by Paolo Consaga.
Author:
IED Istituto Europeo di Design
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Francesca Locati. Necklace: Limbo, 2019. Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.. 15 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: Claudio Morelli. Francesca Locati
Necklace: Limbo, 2019
Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.
15 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: Claudio Morelli
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Intro
Francesca’s work stands out thanks to the balance between the aesthetic appeal and the simlicity of the technique. Throughout her project has shown an encreasing awareness of her skills and discipline.The visible and invisible presence of her jewels is a journey into the unconscious.
/ Giulia Savino, Head of department.
IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy.


Quietivo

Quietivo is the sublime feeling given by the mere, pure and ideal contemplation of the colour blue. If we refer blue to the main natural elements that surround us in our daily life, the sky and the water, we can notice that we see the colour but in reality, blue doesn’t exist because it’s just a reflection of lights.
For these reasons the material I used in the collection is the transparent borosilicate glass, blue is not visible at all. Since the colour blue acts as a push and pull force during this process of meditation, the archetype shape visible in almost all the pieces of the collection is the funnel. It recalls the shape of a drop falling down in the water but it also recalls the movement of our body during the respiration, a very important action during the contemplation.

Suspense necklace is almost a literal translation of the drop shape but, as Limbo brooch too, it represents also our body condition during the contemplation: suspended and in a balance between what is material and immaterial. Talking about the immaterial aspect, the necklace creates a play of lights and shadows on our body made out of concentric circles that represents the movement of the drop falling down. The shadows are the sequel of the shape of the jewel, so they complete it and add an immaterial and out of reach feeling.

As well as the brooches Whisper and The void: they have a sandblast treatment on the glass surface to make visible the invisible, so to represent the air of the void with broken funnels and the air of a whisper.

Silence in space is a pair of earrings that investigate the notion of space, its boundaries and the concept of limitless linked to the depth of the blue water and sky.

And last, Drops brooches can be worn alone or together to create different compositions on our clothes; when you wear them, they belong to you, they became part of yourself.

So Quietivo is breath, air, void, it has been suspended and been in a balance between what is material and immaterial, it is the invisible and imperceptible cosmos, infinite space, and silence. Quietivo is for those who take time to observe, meditate and contemplate, for those who take a breath and dive into the human subconscious and for those who want to go beyond limits and temporal space.
 

Name of graduation student: Francesca Locati.
Name of the guiding teacher: Giulia Savino.

More work and contact:
Email: f.locati@hotmail.com.
Instagram: Francesca Locati.
Website: https://francescalocati.wixsite.com/flocatijewels.
Facebook: FLocati jewels.


Find out more about the courses at IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy.
 
Francesca Locati. Brooch: Whisper, 2019. Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.. Ø 8 x 3 cm. Photo by: Claudio Morelli. From series: Quietivo. Francesca Locati
Brooch: Whisper, 2019
Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.
Ø 8 x 3 cm
Photo by: Claudio Morelli
From series: Quietivo
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Francesca Locati. Brooch: The Void, 2019. Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.. Ø 8 x 2.2 cm. Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati. Francesca Locati
Brooch: The Void, 2019
Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.
Ø 8 x 2.2 cm
Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati
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Francesca Locati. Necklace: Suspense, 2019. Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.. 37 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati. Francesca Locati
Necklace: Suspense, 2019
Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.
37 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati
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Francesca Locati. Earrings: Silence in Space, 2019. Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.. 9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm. Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati. Francesca Locati
Earrings: Silence in Space, 2019
Borosilicate glass, goldplates silver.
9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Photo by: Gaia Veronica Fossati
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