Sogand Nobahar

Published: 09.12.2022


Sogand Nobahar studied Industrial design in Tehran, then she moved to Italy to continue her education in design and engineering. After graduating from Politecnico di Milano & Politecnico di Torino and also some work experiences in design, production, and engineering in jewelry industry in Valenza, she decided to open her design company. She has been mentioned and awarded six times internationally in the first four years of activity and presented her pieces in several locations inside and outside Italy.


The name "Nobahar" has a Persian background and means "New Spring", symbolizing a new beginning or rebirth. My way of designing jewellery is based on a similar idea and the philosophy of giving birth to new ideas. Each design maintains a concept and the pieces are made to embody the same thought. I create unconventional and thoughtful contemporary jewellery and design pieces. They combine innovation and tradition and are based on the idea of mix and match.

My Jewellery implements sustainability in different steps. From design to production to the distribution process, sustainability has remained a priority. The jewellery is thus more than just a designer piece, it serves as a reminder to live a vibrant and meaningful life, both sustainably and responsibly, to enjoy life to the fullest.

PENOMBRE. Latest Collection.
Personality Shadow is part of us that is not visible and some people are even unaware of it. Sometimes we see the shadow, but we do not have the patience or courage to face it.
Recognition of our Personality shadows is one of the most basic concepts in self-knowledge and others. While denying or suppressing our shadows is considered normal, the truth is that escaping the shadows only intensifies their power. The denial only brings pain, torment, remorse, and surrender. If we cannot accept the responsibility of extracting the Shadow under the conscious surface of our mind, the shadow conquers our existence and take control of us: the dark part will start making decisions for us and deprive us of conscious decision-making.
It is only by accepting our duality that we can free ourselves from the behaviors that could potentially cause us to fall. If we do not accept all that we are, the shadow effect will surely surprise us.
I created PENOMBRE collection to remind myself that If I really want inner peace and freedom I need to accept my integrated existence. I need to surrender and stop fighting, defending, pretending, and trying to gain the approval of others. I should not lie to myself. I do not need to be perfect, instead, I need to try to be integrated with myself and accept my light and darkness together. Because this is what creates ME.
PENOMBRE comes from a moment of stillness, while I was waiting outside a building staring at the different shadows created by people, animals, stairways, and objects. It was then, by focusing on an ancient column’s shadow, that I was asking myself what if all these shadows could talk? How many of us can face our inner shadow? How many prefer to ignore it?
I want this collection to be a reminder, in a fun way, to all of us that we are both valuable and worthless, we are both ugly and beautiful, and we are both lazy and vivacious. When we believe that we can only be this or that, then our inner conflict will continue, because then we just want to have "right and good" qualities. But if we accept all the features of existence, we will realize that each of our characteristics is instructive to us. Shadow is not a problem to be solved or an enemy to be defeated, but fertile ground to be cultivated.
As Jung is often quoted saying: The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.

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Exhibition  14 Oct 2023 - 22 Oct 2023  Florence Biennale 2023.
On the occasion of its XIV edition, the Florence Biennale will dedicate an exhibition space to the ‘Women’s Revolution’ through the selection of works by Iranian artists, in moral support of the ongoing demonstrations in Iran and condemnation of repressive actions against the people.
Exhibition  01 Aug 2023 - 27 Aug 2023  AGCpoint.23: contemporary female focuses.
Fair  18 May 2023 - 21 May 2023  Sieraad Art Fair 2023.
Exhibition  06 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022  Gioielli in Fermento 2022.
Sala esposizioni dell’Assemblea Legislativa  – Bologna, Italy. Presenting "CinCin" and "Sempre Più Bella" brooches.
Exhibition  25 Sep 2022 - 25 Sep 2022  Always Support Talent Runaway.
Presentation of Penombre Rings at I Chiostri di San Barnaba during Milan Fashion Week – Milano (MI), Italy. 
Exhibition  16 Sep 2022 - 19 Sep 2022  FJ Visions of Tomorrow.
Rings Penombre presented at a group exhibition curated by HOMI Fashion&Jewels in collaboration with – Milano (MI), Italy. 
Exhibition  09 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022  Purifying The Soul. VONMO 3rd Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition.
Fair  26 May 2022 - 29 May 2022  Sieraad Art Fair 2022.
Exhibition  01 Apr 2022 - 15 May 2022  Gioielli in Fermento 2022.
Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova, Italy.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2022 - 15 Mar 2022  Be FREE - HOMI Milano.
Presenting the works "Fluidity Is the Best Way to Life" brooch & "The Rebirth Of Lotus" bracelet for BE LUCKY.
Online event  18 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021  Live Story Telling during NewYork jewelry week.
AJF has partnered with The Jewelry Library (TJL) for an online storytelling event.
Exhibition  18 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021  Be Lucky - HOMI Milano – Milano (MI), Italy.
Group exhibition – My Inner Freedom brooch for BE LUCKY exhibition
Exhibition  06 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021  Gioielli in Fermento - Ziano Piacentino, Italy.
Presentation of the Sempre Più bella & Stillness brooches
Exhibition  16 Sep 2020 - 28 Nov 2020  Curated by. by Eleknoops.
Exhibition  17 Jun 2020 - 30 Aug 2020  Curated by. by Charles Simmonds.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2020 - 30 May 2020  GreenStyle Fair & Conference Munich (Cancelled) at Isaforum im Deutschen Museum – Munich, Germany.
Presenting New Earrings collection “LOLITA” at 4th edition of GreenStyle
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 30 May 2020  Curated By. By Lacy Barry.
Fair  03 Mar 2020 - 03 Mar 2020  Le Salon des Miroirs - Paris Fashion Week.
Presenting New Earrings collection “LOLITA” on Always Support Talent runaway
Fair  17 Jan 2020 - 22 Jan 2020  D-SPACE Innovative & creation in jewelry design - Vicenza, Italy.
Presenting Bazar & My Little Persia brooches with JewelryAround collective Palakiss 
Exhibition  13 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019  Farrah Floyd Concept Store - Brussels, Belgium.
Presenting MyCity Napoli for the Christmas event in our selling point in Brussels
Exhibition  10 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019  Pénte Showroom opening - Milan, Italy.
Presenting MyCity Napoli one of a kind pieces and our brooches for the Christmas event
Lecture  26 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019  Milano Jewellery Week - Milan, Italy.
Guest lecturer at Galdus Academy. Talking about Nobahar Design Milano and how to mix technology with tradition and apply it to unique designs.
Exhibition  24 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Milano Jewellery Week - Milan, Italy.
Presenting CinCin brooch & MyCity Napoli collection 
Exhibition  18 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition 2019.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019  Milan Fashion Week - Chiostri di San Barnaba - Milan, Italy.
Presenting My Little Persia one of a kind pins and My Inner Freedom limited edition brooches in Always Support Talent runaway
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  Collectiva Joalharia De Autor – Porto, Portugal.
Presenting The Rebirth Of Lotus, Fluidity Is The Way To Life & My Little Persia ring
Collectiva Meeting International Exhibition
Exhibition  15 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019  Meridian beach Plaza – Montecarlo, Monaco.
Presenting new collection MyCity Napoli
Exhibition  04 Jun 2019 - 10 Jun 2019  Gioielli in Fermento, Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo – Livorno, Italy.
Presentazione spilla CinCin
Exhibition  27 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019  Award of Ridefinire il Gioiello - Milan, Italy.
Group exhibition with Circuiti Dinamici 
Exhibition  12 May 2019 - 21 May 2019  Gioielli in Fermento - Piacenza, Italy.
Presentation of the CinCin brooch
Award  12 May 2019 - 31 May 2019  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition.
Fair  18 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019  D-SPACE Innovative & creation in jewelry design - Vicenza, Italy.
Exhibition  25 Nov 2018 - 13 Jan 2019  Ridefinire Il Gioiello
 Bijoux Museum – Casalmaggiore, Italy.
Exhibition  12 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018  Lugano Design District - Lugano, Switzerland.
Exhibition  12 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018  Jewels+FashionArt at Carre Dore Gallery - Montecarlo, Monaco.
Presenting My Little Perfume & MyCity Tehran collection in group exhibition 
Exhibition  16 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018  Made In Tehran - Venice, Italy.
Presenting My Little Perfume & MyCity Tehran collection within group exhibition with other persian desginers from Tehran
Exhibition  17 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018  Feeric Fashion Show - Sibiu Romania.
Presenting MyCity Tehran collection with Architecture In Fashion
Fair  17 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018  Milan design Week at Fuori Salone – Milan, Italy.
Exhibition  02 Mar 2018 - 06 Mar 2018  Nowrouz Solo Exhibiton - Theran, Iran.
Fair  22 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018  Milan Fashion Week - Artistar at Palazzo dei Giureconsulti - Milan, Italy.
Exhibition  01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018  OONA Gallery – Berlin, Germany.
Presentation of Fluidity Is The Way To Life brooch, The Rebirth Of Lotus bracelet and MYCity Tehran collection
Exhibition  26 Jan 2018 - 29 Jan 2018  HOMI Milano – Milano, Italy.
Group exhibition - The Rebirth Of Lotus bracelet for NATURALIA exhibition
Exhibition  02 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017  Il Lepre Gallery - Piacenza, Italy.
Presentation of The Rebirth Of Lotus bracelet and MyCity Tehran collection
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 30 Jan 2018  Bijoux Museum - Casalmaggiore, Italy.
Exhibition  24 Nov 2017 - 01 Dec 2017  International day for the elimination of violence against women - Reggia di Caserta - Caserta, Italy.
Group exhibition, presenting The Rebirth Of Lotus cuff
Fair  07 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017  Venice Design Week at Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel – Venice, Italy.
Group exhibition, presenting Fluidity Is The Way To Life brooch
Exhibition  24 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017  Palazzo del Comune – Pianello Valtidone, Italy.
Group exhibition, presenting The Rebirth Of Lotus cuff
Exhibition  07 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017  Museo della Città – Bobbio, Italy.
Exhibition  18 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017  Palazzo del Podestà - Castell’Arquato, Italy.
Group exhibition, presenting The Rebirth Of Lotus cuff
Exhibition  27 May 2017 - 13 Jun 2019  Award of Ridefinire il Gioiello - Milan,Italy.
Group exhibition with Circuiti Dinamici 
Exhibition  22 Apr 2017 - 25 Apr 2017  Castello Anguissola – Travo, Italy.
Group exhibition, presenting The Rebirth Of Lotus cuff
Fair  04 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017  Milan design Week at Fuori Salone – Milan, Italy.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017  International Women’s Day at Palazzo Ghizzoni Nasalli – Piacenza, Italy.

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Book:  Gioielli in Fermento 20|21 10th Edition. Gioielli in FermentoArchivio Negroni:  Milan,  2021
Publication:  All Publications Sogand Nobahar. 2021