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Francesca Vitali

FrucciDesign

"I began my journey in jewelry design after having already started a career as a chemist. In my vision, art and chemistry have found an intersection point in the alchemy of paper jewelry."

Francesca Vitali strives to transform paper, a humble and ordinary material, into precious objects of original and modern design. Paper affects everyday life continuously and in multiple forms: magazines, maps, shopping bags, etc. She enjoys the idea that fragments of our lives will remain trapped in her paper jewelry.

Vitali strives to reveal the dignified essence of this fascinating element by using an unusual way to mix traditional metalworking techniques with embroidery, weaving, or tramp art.

She earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Besides her passion for science, she has been working with paper since she was a child in Italy, but it was only when she moved in U.S. that she felt the need to incorporate metal into her work. Since then she has taken many workshops and studied at the Penland School of Craft and the Revere Academy in San Francisco.

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Due Necklace in Purple
Paper & Steel Necklace
by Francesca Vitali
$ 100
$ 85
Due Necklace in Black & ...
Paper & Steel Necklace
by Francesca Vitali
$ 100
$ 85
Solido
Paper Bracelet
by Francesca Vitali
$ 250
$ 212.50
Due Necklace in Red
Paper & Steel Necklace
by Francesca Vitali
$ 100
$ 85
Due Necklace in Navy Blu...
Paper & Steel Necklace
by Francesca Vitali
$ 100
$ 85
Due Necklace in Electric...
Paper & Steel Necklace
by Francesca Vitali
$ 100
$ 85
Nel XL
Paper Brooch
by Francesca Vitali
$ 185
$ 157.25