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Ornella Iannuzzi

Ornella Iannuzzi

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Award winning designer Ornella Iannuzzi has set herself apart in the industry thanks to her exquisite one-off pieces, recognised as “outstanding statement pieces” by the press and industry professionals. er style is characterized by unusual eye-catching organic shapes with a clever mix of materials, and her creations are constantly crossing the boundaries between jewellery and fine art. Ornella considers her creations as little sculptures to wear, or to display as independent miniature artworks. She is particularly interested in challenging the preconceptions of jewellery, starting with the imposing sizes of her pieces and the materials used.

Ornella also specializes in creating commission work with natural wonders brought by her clientele

 

Specialist Techniques:

Carving
Casting
Electroforming
Metal Colouring (patination, oxidation etc)
Traditional Techniques & Experiments
Design

Awards:

2010: 
1. Gold Award of the Jewellery crafts&design selected competition.
2. Finalist of the UK Jewellery Awards: catwalk jewellery category

2009
1. Gold Award in Fine Jewellery - IJL selection – and GIA Award organized by the Goldsmith’s Hall, London, UK.
2. Finalist of the Italian Jewellery Awards “Young British Designer of the Year”.
3. Laureate of the Adler Design Award, Geneva, Switzerland.
2008 
1. Shortlisted for the Italian Jewellery Award as Young British Talent of the Year
2. Shortlisted for the UK Jewellery Awards in New Designer of the Year and Jewellery Designer of the Year categories
3. P&B Cultural Showcase, Jewellery and Overall Categories 

2007
Belhouse Foundation Award - Cockpit Arts

2006
Gold Award in Fashion Jewellery Design - Craftsmanship & Design Award.

2003
Caviard Diamond Design Award

2002
Award of Scientific and Technic Vocation

Education:

2009      AJP Diploma  from the Gemological Institute of America

2007      MA  Royal College of Art
 
2005      Diplôme des Métiers d'Art - Art du bijou et du joyau

2003
      Certificat d'Aptitude Professionelle - Art du bijou et du joyau

2002
      Qualification:  Baccalauréat STI - Arts Appliqués

Training / Apprenticeship:
Designer at Van Cleef & Arpels (Paris)
Jeweller at Capet (Paris)

Public Collections:

Tyger Glyn's private collection
Tuan Lee's private collection

Publications:

2009
(January), Featured in "Vogue UK", ringleaders.
Featured in "Vogue Gioiello", p 48, Italy
(February), Featured in "Vogue Uk", Showstoppers
(March), Featured in “Goldor”, Switzerland.
Featured in “ VOGUE UK”, 'The World is Your Oyster.'
(April) Article in  “ Solitaire”, India.
Article in “La Nouvelle République”, France.
(June), Featured in the "In London" magazine, p 53
(July), Featured in the "Retail Jeweller" magazine, p 14
(August), Featured in the "How to Spend It" magazine of Financial Times, p 40
(September), Featured in the “Jewellery Focus” magazine, p19
Featured in the “Dreams” magazine, p 62.

2008
(February), J-dex magazine, p 8. 
(June), The Guide, p 23
(June), Retail Jeweller Magazine, p 14
(July), Retail Jeweller Magazine, p 26
(August), Article in the "Jewellery Focus" magazine, p48
(September),  “ Retail Jeweller” magazine, p40                             
Featured in  the “Goldsmith” magazine, p 80
Featured in  the “Antiques Trade Gazette”, Issue 13
Article in “Jewellery In Britain”  p 20
(October), Featured in  the “ Telegraph magazine”, p 19. 
(November), Featured in “ VOGUE Gioiello”, p 98, Italy.
Featured in “ Adorn – New Jewellery”, by Amanda Mansell
(December), Article in “Jewellery In Britain” issue, p 11.

2007
(Sept), North London Journal, p 3. 
(Sept), Advertiser Newspaper, p 14.
(Sept), J-dex magazine  P 28. 
(Feb), Kensington & Chelsea newspaper, P 16.


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    Dallol

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    Simiens Mountains

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    Axum (ring)

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    Cruise on the Lake Tana

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    Sparkling Coral

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    Cubic Crystallization

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    Volcanic Wonders Necklace

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    Magnum opus in Crucible no.1

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    Precious Sea Drops

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    Precious Coral

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    Christmas Tree Decoration

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    Precious Trinity from the depth of Nature

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    Merveille Océanique

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    The Sarnus Metamorphosis, Earrings

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    On The Rock

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    In The Forest