Lucia Massei, ‘Hotel Centenario’, 2014, Antonella Villanova

About Lucia Massei

Jewelry designer Lucia Massei describes herself as interested in “the perception of a form, more than the definition of a shape.” It’s a preference that’s immediately apparent in each of her surrealistic pieces, which combine hard, aggressive materials with rich pigments and supple contours. Massei’s designs, cartoonishly proportioned and self-consciously “unfinished,” can look like artifacts excavated in outer space. And though alien at first glace, their mottled, organic finishes are familiar to anyone who has spent time in nature.

Italian, b. 1962, Pisa, Italy, based in Florence, Italy