A mixture of art and design, Elena Salmistraro’s Venusia jewelry collection for Alessi is an exploration of textures, colors, and geometries that are all enhanced through Italian workmanship. The name ‘Venusia’ is a take on Venus, the goddess of beauty. Pieces of jewelry can act as decorative elements that shield and protect the wearer, whether through religion, ritual, or personal aesthetic. The designer led with this age old thought.
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Salmistraro created Venusia through what she refers to as the exploration of five “expressive strands” – Acta, Freesia, Edone, Trama, and Lorica. What followed was experimentation with metal processes, from laser cutting to Etruscan granulation. Primitive touches rub elbows with modern designs in Venusia, offering the wearer an original piece with exquisite detail. The resulting rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings show off the qualities of the metals through their interaction with light, which pick up on the details. The jewelry pieces are produced in stainless steel, are hypoallergenic, and embellished with gold and black PVD finishes.
To learn more about the Venusia jewelry collection, visit ch.alessi.com.
Photography by Marco Pietracupa.