OPELLA | Via Guerzoni 39, Milano
24th – 26th October 2019 | 10 am – 7 pm
“Our challenge consists in wanting to create jewels that are deliberately far from the classical conception of the precious, while not losing the character of elegance and originality that every woman seeks”. Opella’s jewels are made with pure cotton paper and paper, aluminum and Murano glass. A collection of accessories with a contemporary design, light and refined, the result of research and experimentation with new materials. In 2011 Opella moved to an old fruit and vegetable shop in the Dergano district of Milan, transforming it into a characteristic laboratory / showroom with a window on the street. On the occasion of the Milano Jewelry Week there will be the opening to the public of the workshop and it will be possible to visit the space to have a chat with the artisans and founders of the brand, seeing them at work in their particular back shop of the old Milan.
Opella was born in 2010 from the meeting of two creative artists, Liliana Broussard and Cristina Barcellari: one expert in paper processing, the other in the creation of fashion accessories. Joining in a common project, they give life to an exciting journey: from the development of the idea to the experimental research of the material, from the exploration of the technical potential of the paper to the self-production of jewelry, handmade and of high artistic craftsmanship.