The artist Giorgio Cattano was born in Italy in 1968, from a Dutch mother and an Italian father.
He studied architecture and industrial design in Italy.
In 1999 he moved to Holland where he worked as an architect while he approached to new disciplines, among them: jewellery. In 2006, he opened his own studio: G10design
A jewel is an architecture at a very small scale. In architecture, complexity and regulations make the end result: the compromise among various parts. In jewellery, you can be the full creator. That is why he wants to design and to build with his own hands his jewels.
Among his recent works we find a collection for gay, in collaboration with the designer Cleto Munari.
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Giorgio Cattano himself shows today some of his favorite jewels on Yareah magazine. He explains his feelings and objectives when creating them. Always different, always new.
The base pieces are small rectangles with no particular interest. Their value arises only when combined together. I like irregular and asymmetric forms because those are how nature is.
The pieces are made of silver but the welding is made with gold.
The meaning is the relationships between things, often more important than the things themselves.
My brother asked me to make a ring for his girlfriend. I renounced to find something that both would like (they are too different) and I decided to make an ode to love.
The ring is not close, meaning that a relation never goes back to the start, but keep on evolving.
You need a lot of enthusiasm to start (a small ruby) and bare in mind a great goal (the diamond) to go on with determination. The diamond is loose inside the structure, to underline that love needs space and freedom to survive.
This is a very simple chain of silver circles, with one exception: a square (of gold).
Many times we perceive a exception like this it’s a mistake, and we don’t realize that exactly the exception is often a precious thing. I made different versions of this chain: with a gold square, with a small stone trapped inside.