The ancient Japanese graphic sign ensō inspired a new collection by Lebole Gioielli ♦ ︎
The ensō graphic sign is the most common in Japanese calligraphy. As often happens in the East, the meaning is elusive or, better, multiple: ensō symbolizes enlightenment, strength and the universe, but also simply a circle. Closed or open? Revealed or hidden? The choice and the attribution are your. But ensō is also an image and, therefore, it is possible to limit oneself to the aesthetic effect. From Japan to Italy: the Lebole Gioielli brand has used, since its debut, eight years ago, Japanese icons and fabrics, from which Barbara Lebole is fascinated, as a symbol of the culture and art of the Land of the Rising Sun.
One of the new collections has therefore decided to be inspired by the graphic sign of ensō, an operation entrusted to the sculptor and designer Peru, the name of art by Paolo Perugini. The characteristic of Perugini art is the recovery and reuse of materials and in this new collection he uses circles of metal galvanized gold and semi-circles of leather covered with silk from ancient Japanese kimonos. The total composition is decorated with colored stones that match the colors of the fabrics. The pairs of symmetrical earrings develop in three sizes.