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Stefania Lucchetta

Jeweller
Published: 18.08.2021

Intro
Stefania Lucchetta was born and lives in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. She holds degrees from Ca' Foscari University in Venice (1999, BA with honors in Literature and Art History) and Scuola Italiana Design in Padua (2004, Master’s degree in Industrial Design). After training in goldsmith art within her family business, in 1999, she begins to focus on 3D software and rapid prototyping machines. In 2002, parallel to her work as an industrial designer, she starts producing her limited-edition jewels, exploring experimental techniques and materials. She is considered a pioneer in using additive technologies applied to stellite and titanium to create innovative jewels. Thanks to her original research, she has been invited to give lectures at Milan Polytechnic. Her works have been exhibited in important institutions worldwide and featured in design magazines and catalogues of contemporary artistic jewellery. Over the years, her jewels have been acquired by important museums and private collections.

Statement

My jewels are the result of long and deep research on shapes, materials and new techniques. Since I started working in jewellery in 1999, my goal was to overcome the boundaries imposed by traditional manufacturing. I wanted to move beyond what was already achievable, pushing the modern technologies to their limits and exploring their full potential, to find new possibilities of expression. Combined with the experience I had accumulated in making traditional jewellery by hand, 3D design and additives technologies have been a precious tool in my work, allowing me to give substance to an ambitious idea: creating a new and unconventional language for jewellery. It had never been my intention to imitate via new technologies what a man can do by hand, but rather to create new "wearable architectures" and find never seen opportunities, free from the constraints posed by traditional techniques. Throughout these years of research, I was not only experimenting with a brand new language, but I was also seeking a kind of personal technological poetry. I have always finalized my design to achieve a synergy between form, structure and material. The structure, the manufacturing processes and the material are in a very close relationship so that the same object would not make sense, it would not "work" if one of those elements was modified.

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2018:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018  Vie Personali by Italiano Plurale group at Vienna Jewellery Days.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018  Intersezioni by Stefania Lucchetta.
Exhibition  14 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018  The New Italian Design at Tianjin.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018  Loot 2018 MAD about Jewelry.
2016:
Exhibition  02 Apr 2016 - 12 Sep 2016  Brilliant! The Futures of Italian Jewelry.
Exhibition  18 Mar 2016 - 17 Apr 2016  Jewels from XXI Century by Stefania Lucchetta.
2014:
Award  06 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  New Traditional Jewellery Design Contest 2014.
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