Francesca Amfitheatrof (1968). Jewellery designer. She was born in May 1968 in Tokyo. Her father is an American journalist while her mother is an Italian publicist.
Francesca lived her life with a suitcase in hand, weaving different cultural ties that have forged its creativity.
She Studied from Central Saint Martin, Chelsea Art School and The Royal College of Art the design schools. There she learned the techniques of processing the jewels that today make the world dream. Led by a good star is at the Royal College of Art that the jewel designer meet Giovanni Corvaja.
The goldsmith artist, born in Padua in 1971, thaught her and helped her to create different gold alloys. Not only, within the four mentioned school program, has Amfitheatrof confronted an entirely Italian reality. Alberto Alessi himself signed the contract with the company. Francesca Amfitheatrof collaboration begins in 2000 and over the years continued with a strong product character and incisive design. His most celebrated creation is the Amfitheatrof: a polished steel cup with pierced applications, now also proposed in Extra Ordinary Metal decoration that rediscovers Etruscan Etruria.
Francesca, despite a succession of respectable collaborations, is remembered for its fruitful collaboration with Tiffany & Co.
After her successful collaboration with the Italian company, she dedicated her time to first collection of silver jewelry line that was exhibited in the White Cube Gallery of London in 1993. A famous art dealer in kingdom, Jay Jopling he believed in her talent. In continuous search for a creative balance, Francesca carries out activities throughout the world and embraces different types of artistic universes. It is right to mention the exhibition “Cornucopia” by Damien Hirts al Museo Oceanographic of Monaco. Additionally the exhibition “Agony and Ecstasy”, curating twenty-three works of the contemporary art collection by Francois Pinault.
Moreover in 1995, Amfitheatrof started consulting for fashion brands designing jewelry and accessories. She worked with the following brands: Rifat Ozbek, Balenciaga, Alice Temperley, Chanel, Fendi and Marni.
Later, in 2013, she curated the solo exhibition on the Asian continent, entitled “The Sleep of Reason”, working closely with Chapman. In Italy Francesca Amfitheatrof has worked alongside the activities of maison Guccinell’eponimo museo. In Florence she is worked as Head Curator with the video art “Amore e Morte” (2011)of American artist Bill Viola, “Lo Spirito vola” by Paul Fryer and with the exhibition “Early Works” (2013) by Cindy Sherman.
Her elegant, personal and inspiring aesthetic code impressed everyone in the industry.
Her projects are constantly inspired by the universe that surrounds it with no exception whatsoever on art, architecture and nature. Enhancing the structure of a jewel is the prerogative that Francesca has to emphasize in every collection. Additionally precious gemstones shine on a lively surface and forged by the designer’s extreme creative voluptuousness.
The collaboration with Tiffany
Before collaborating with Tiffany, Francesca has lent her creativity to fashion houses like Chanel, Fendi and Marni. The high-end fashion jewelry company, founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Manhattan, where she was appointed as the design director. Her first collection was launched in 2015 and was sealed by an advertising campaign shot by Craig Mc Dean. Moreover the following are the collections “Victoria Bows & Infinity” (2015), “Return to love” 82016, “1837” (2017), “ Collectibles” (2017), and “Sweet Nothings” (2017). Francesca has also worked for the Haute Couture collections of the label. She developed the Tiffany Blue Book Collection, with two hundred and fifty unique pieces. The collections were titled “The Art of the Sea” (2015), “The Art of Transformation” (2016) and “The Art of the Wilde” (2017).
Amfitheatrof and Louis Vuitton
On April 16, 2018, the jewelry designer was named creative director of the luxury jewelry segment of Louis Vuitton. “Michael Burke, President and CEO of Louis Vuitton, is pleased to welcome Francesca Amfitheatrof,” reads a note sent by the company.
“Amfiteatrof’s creative flair, experience and background will help shape the Louis Vuitton jewelry and watch categories,” concludes the comment
In March 2019 Francesca Amfitheatrof launched her own line called Thief and Heist, a new drop-driven, direct-to-consumer collection
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