Maria (1958). Fashion and jewellery designer. She is a native of Pavia but grew up in Venice. She has a degree in architecture, and creates jewels by combining the tradition of glass-making with that of the new design. Very well known in France (her bracelets and necklaces are on sale at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs), she started some years ago to produce high-fashion garments, continuing her research into fabrics that combine the flavor the past with new technology.