A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, 22 July 2016, by
Hypnotic weaves and multicolour pavé. The Fireworks collection by Mattioli perfectly embodies the magic and the amazement of an intense summer night.A clear and decisive contrast, with a natural rounded forms, the power of a light emerging from darkness. Not a cameo or even a classic floral interpretation for the Antea collection by Licia Mattioli, where the minimalism of the forms, the striking textures and the perfectly proportioned inlays capture the gaze: evoking the etymology of the name of this new line, drawn from ancient Greek Antheios, ‘floral’.
Agate corollas flutter harmoniously, petal by petal, against a background of midnight black onyx. Perhaps the same atmosphere enveloped the planet Antea, a satellite of Saturn: impossible to say. Certainly, the journey between heaven and earth continued, taking inspiration from the flowers of the desert and presenting them here in an optical version on precious materials: white or pink gold and diamonds for pinky rings, colliers and earrings, celebrating botanical beauty with sculpted floral designs that continue on the back of the earring in stylized strokes. A homage to the dialogue of opposites in black&white that, with all the charm of Antea, is an icon of elegance and timeless wearability.