We like working with recycled metals and combining them with natural stones. Our bold sculpture jewelry suits the person who appreciate original craftsmanship and “hand made in Italy”. Our aim is to create unique, elegant and eco-friendly jewels.
Armed with a Fine Arts degree, an aptitude for sculpture and a diploma in goldsmithery, Italian Elisa Tummillo opened her own studio in Matera, Italy, in 2006. Johanna Curti, originally from Sweden and a qualified gemologist, had moved to Matera after 10 years’ experience with some of London’s more exclusive jewellers. Their meeting in 2009 prompted an explosion of design ideas and the ELISA&JANNA partnership.
The design concept of the logo for Matera2019 takes its shape from the strong visual impact that doors and windows give to the morphological vision of the city of the Sassi. As an expression of the identity and culture of the place, they are a metaphor of the openness of the city and its inhabitants towards the future and at the same time of the will to include the whole European culture, being part of it and its guardian.
Ettore Concetti, graphic designer and creator of the logo
Their pebble shape reminds you of the “sassi” of Matera and they are symbolic of the place where we live. The SASSI are the spectacular old districts of the city of Matera. The word actually means stones, rock or pebbles. We both live in the Sassi, and from these inspirational surroundings comes this exclusive collection: the Sassi dei Sassi, stones from stones. This collection suits everyone; it is elegant but sporty at the same time. They are cast in four metals: silver, bronze, copper and aluminium and each piece can be worn alone or you can mix and match various sizes and metals.
Our Sculpture Jewellery Collection is entirely handmade in our workshop in Matera and started with the idea of using a noble metal which is rarely used in jewellery making: copper.
We are using recycled copper pipes, electrical wires, textiles and other discarded materials along with glass and natural stones. We want our creations to be eco-friendly. We’d like them to appeal to environmentally-responsible people.
Each piece in the sculpture jewellery collection is a one-off. Contact us if you’d like one made for you.
Every meeting is special to us. The NANOS collection is the result of the meeting between nanotechnology and handicraft. The collection is inspired by the original shapes of nanoparticles and thanks to the idea and collaboration with Paola Ferrari has developed into truly unique pieces of jewellery.