Paolucci – Giacomelli.
Roberta is an interior designer, Paolo has a letters background and a long train as jewel artisan at an old shop in Rome, there he learned how to shape and realize jewels according to the most traditional techniques of jewellery.
The crossing between old techniques and contemporary inspirations gave birth to IOSSELLIANI’s collections.
Every detail is a statement of this free and dizzying atmosphere. The designers talked to us about their collections and their working mood.
“The place we live and work is the same, called Pigneto, it is a very vibrant place, with an edgy and artistic atmosphere”. The Pigneto area is in the central-east side of Rome, there, in an old bar the couple decided to place the first Flaghship store R-101-IOS.
R stays for Rome – 01 is the serial number and IOS indicates the brand IOSSELLIANI -Paolo’s great grandmother’s family name-. As daily policy of freedom the store opens late in the afternoon and closes late in the evening, that way the crowd, which populates the Pigneto, and the store can fit their energy and join the atmosphere of this area.
“Rome is a good place to live and work, we love this city. We are lucky to have the possibility to travel a lot for work and for leisure too. We are inspired by our traditional Italian memory but we live and work abroad so we make treasure of all those experiences. Now we share oriental and European moods”.
“For the future of IOSSELLIANI, we wish to establish an even greater presence globally. IOSSELLIANI is represents in the U.S. and the welcome so far has been excellent. Their ultimate goal is to further promote the independent development of creative ideas, a vision that will truly set them apart as jewellery-makers of the new century”.
“SS12 collection is all about modern circus glamour. An explosion of colours, animals and sparkling stones. Traditionally, IOSSELLIANI has favoured a monochromatic palette of black and crystal on sterling silver, but gradually has been branching out and incorporating pops of colour into its collections. For summer, IOSSELLIANI has added a dizzying array of rainbow jasper hues, which serve as a delicate counterpoint to their gothic-tinged designs”.
As a possibility in the future, this deeply engaged couple of designers would love to cooperate with Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent -absolutely classy and edgy. “His works is always a source of inspiration for us-. But if they wouldn’t be jewels’ designs what would they be? We love to tell “Hotelier”, I’d really love to create a super cool hotel in Rome..but….who knows ? We are very proud to do our artisanal work maybe one day we will do both”.
Often jewels are wrongly associated to the female figure, but since long time we have attestations of man elegance through their jewels. What about a male collection?
“Iosselliani designs a male collection. Lot of pieces from our main collection are enjoyed from male audience, we want to improve and satisfied our customers as men will be able to wear our jewels too. Since the beginning Iosselliani is a cross collection, why don’t designed something special for males?”
Cristina La Rocca
Take a look at IOSSELLIANI
12 May 2012