Clizia Ornato jewels are a journey of pure emotion to wear.
Between parallels and cultural overlaps, exclusive collections with a contemporary taste are born. Unique pieces or limited series combine handcrafted in Italy, tradition and pure innovation to tell of stories evoked by personal experiences and shared imaginations, memories of distant countries and inner worlds. The result is seductive and timeless luxury body ornaments that induce you to wander within your memory and imagination.
Let yourself be inspired by the refined suggestions related by the Letters from Japan, Lo Voglio and Wonder You collections. Bon Voyage!
(Portrait of Clizia Ornato by Natalia Resmini)
Clizia Ornato is an Italian designer who lives between Bologna and France. Born in Turin (1979) Clizia lived in Chiavari, then in London and Bologna. Here, in Via Vizzani 8, she opened her Maison d’Artiste atelier where, in addition to her jewels, she periodically hosts collective exhibitions in synergy with artists akin to her art. She graduated from the University of Bologna with a thesis in cultural anthropology on West African griots – social mediators who play the role of preserving the oral tradition of their ancestors and perpetuating the richness of tradition – after spending long periods in Guinea. and Mali. She also travelled to Asia, Europe, the United States and Latin America, intrigued by the infinity of languages contained in local artefacts and their aesthetic and anthropological worth.
Since 1999 she has been realising autobiographical jewels, transforming the objet d’émotion encountered during her research path into exclusive collections with a contemporary taste.
These lines become journeys and poems to wear, full of charm and a mirror of her personal cultural, emotional and aesthetic interpretation of the world.
From 1999 to 2002, the jewellery designer worked as an interior decorator for Crea with Casaviva by Mondadori and for Vera Magazine, gradually moving from home decor to personal adornment. Since 2005, her collections have been presented to the public and buyers of major international fairs such as White Milano, Who’s Next Prêt-à-Porter Paris, Vicenza Oro, Joya Barcellona, Ambiente Frankfurt and Sieraad Art Fair Amsterdam.
Since 2003 her jewels have sparkled on the most famous magazines in the sector including Glamour, Elle, Marieclaire, Io Donna, Vanity Fair, Vogue Gioiello.
In the center of Milan, Clizia Ornato is opening another atelier / concept store in Via Paolo Giovio 8. An emotional place where her artistic path is summarised and within which the public can personally experience the seductive atmosphere narrated by these jewels that speak of travel and culture, dreams and traditions. All made exclusively in Italy.
“THE CHARM OF THE INTERLACING IS THE MAGIC THAT DRIVES ME TO DESIGN JEWELS”
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