Giulia Savino is an Italian contemporary jewelry designer with an international and multicultural background.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from Politecnico di Milano, she obteined a Masters in Contemporary Jewelry and Body Ornament from Alchimia Jewelry School in Florence, mentored by Belgian designer Nedda El Asmar.
During her career she combines teaching with studio practice.
For three years (from 2012 to 2015), Giulia lived in Cairo, where she contributed to the setting and opening of the Middle East’s first ever jewelry school, set up by the pioneer and award-winning designer Azza Fahmy – “The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy”. While there, she worked as a teacher and an assistant to the director Estela Saez.
Since 2018 she is the Head of the Jewelry department at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan; as well she is a design teacher and tutor for the thesis projects.
Besides, her teaching activity includes the organization of creative workshops at international schools, as The DSAF in Egypt.
She is currently living in Turin where, in 2018, opened her studio. Here she designs and manufactures her jewelry collections.
Her research is defined by a graphic and narrative approach: images and experiences are re-elaborated into a balance of essential shapes and colours that become dynamic and light jewels.
Most recently, her work has been at exhibitions around the word, including: “Drawn to the Net” a Monaco, 2019; “Circus is 21” a Londra, 2019; “Scatenata” a Milano, 2017; “Bodies&Minds”, a Firenze, 2016; “Alchimia: an Anthology”, a Boston, 2015; “Schmuck”, a Monaco, 2013.
With her work Giulia Savino raises questions of identity and affiliation, such as: Where do we belong? Can we say that a city belongs to us? If so, then we may have it, like an object, taking it with us wherever we go. Crossing the world feeling our identity in constant change.
We often look at the city from up, at the height of the clouds, where everything turns into a grid of lines and geometric shapes…And so, everything looks small and neat, making us believe that we can grab it all and hold it in one hand. 1: 20000 is the creation of that instant when something huge is in our hands in which we have the feeling to be in that place owning that place.
1: 20000 is a compilation of maps, a collection of cities in form of jewels. As “the map is not the territory” but just one of the many possible representations of reality, each jewel is a personal interpretation of the city that takes / loses its shape in the interaction with the body.
1: 20000 is the research of our identity, complex as mazes of streets, in movement as travelers, precious and delicate as jewels.
The project is conceived as a never-ending journey across the exploration and analysis of the urban planning, social interaction and the contemporary jewelry world. At each stage the collection grows and it is enriched with new work and experience.
Each city has its own charm and the whole collection responds to very contemporary needs as mobility and flexibility; the jewels are seducing and light objects, taking up very little space and adaptable to different contexts.
They are cities to own, wear, appropriate and interpret.
Photographs of personal trips are arranged through an investigation into contemporary architecture, historical places and colours.
The collection is defined by a visual and narrative approach: images and experiences are
re-elaborated into a balance of essential shapes and colours that become dynamic and