Carnivorous plants become the subject that inspires the Carnivorous collection of the futuroRemoto by Gianni De Benedittis ♦ ︎
It is a paradox: while the number of humans who choose to be vegetarian and do not eat meat is growing, there are plants that are carnivorous. They represent almost a revenge against the animal kingdom, a bridge between the two worlds. And, precisely for this reason, they fascinate everyone, jewelers included. The Carnivorous collection by Gianni De Benedittis is dedicated to these plants capable of swallowing naive flies. A collection presented at Milan Jewelry week, of which the designer with his Maison futuroRemoto is special guest.
The pieces of the Carnivorous collection are all in silver and gold, designed in 3D and made with the precision casting technique. Carnivorous plants are also enriched with emeralds, rubies and diamonds. The shape of the jewels recalls that of the plants to which they are inspired but, obviously, without being a naturalistic reproduction of the plants.
Another counter-current collection is Bacterium, inspired by micro-eating plastic organisms, reproduced in jewels: small silver spheres with a gold bath, always made with the technique of casting and the use of colored enamels, with peduncles to form rings and bracelets, or pendants and earrings.
Furthermore, on Friday 25 October 2019 De Benedittis will proceed with the assignment of the futuroRemoto Jewels Prize, established in collaboration with Artistar Jewels (the winner will receive a cash contribution plus a trophy consisting of a gold ruler made for the occasion). The prizes are destined respectively to an artist of Artistar Jewels and to a student of one of the schools participating in the Milan Jewelry Week who will have distinguished themselves for their excellent mastery of the goldsmith’s technique and for the attention to the needs and trends of the fashion system.