The Dreamers collection, jewels by Gala Rotelli, among abstract painting and design ♦ ︎
A very concrete dreamer. Despite her latest collection is called The Dreamers, Gala Rotelli is a designer who does not lose sight of the concreteness. On the contrary, she has the objective of translating signs and dreams into objects: her jewelry. The road is that from color, painting and, more generally, creativity leads to the discovery of matter. That said, it seems the description of an artistic activity. And, in fact, the parameters are precisely those: daughter of the painter and sculptor Marco Nereo Rotelli, Gala is inspired by the blue of Yves Klein (French painter who came to patent a particular shade of this color), but also to Jackson Pollock. So much so that, before throwing himself headlong into the jewelry, she also created objects inspired by the abstraction of the American painter.
To get to designing jewelery, Gala graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence, worked in Milan and New York, attended Design and Trend Forecasting at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, and studied Modern Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art of London, followed the Masters in Jewelery Design at the School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic. Finally, in 2016 he chose to make the jewelry designer full time, with a studio and workshop in Milan.
The Dreamers, the latest collection of Gala Rotelli, is made of 24 carat gold-plated silver («24 carats because it gave the right amount of yellow to the jewels that have a silver base»). The jewels are inspired by celestial symbols, natural themes and some iconic images of modern art. «The underlying concept is that every woman, when she undertakes to realize her dream, becomes better, strengthens her identity, is more beautiful and luminous. And unconsciously begins a process of empowerment», explains the designer. «The jewels are produced in Valenza, the glasses in Murano, the ceramics in Este or Vietri: each one corresponds to a territory of competence, but because the forms speak (the stars of the sky become jugs, the flowers of Andy Warhol that they are transformed into earrings, the dripping of Pollock becomes a dish) are ready to overcome the Italian borders to remember the beauty of dreams even to those who are not Italian».
The Gala Rotelli’s jewelry are on sale on the website that has her name, in her studio in Via Aurelio Saffi 25 in Milan and from February on the emerging e-commerce site Denoise Design. Soon they will also arrive in boutiques and physical stores. A few indicative prices: a double moon lapis ring 250 euros, Arcobaleno bracelet 680 euros, Spirale Luna bracelet 360 euros, Tao ring 220 euros.