Cristina Zani

Underpinned by my fascination with literature, semiotics, travel, architecture, colours, textures and materials, my work is the tangible testimonial of my journey through cities.

Cristina Zani


Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, my collection is a reflection on the urban environment and the concept of invisibility. One series – My Seoul – is inspired by the contrasting architecture of Seoul. The choice and juxtaposition of materials, shapes and colours echoes its landscape: sombre modern buildings intertwined with colourful and ancient wooden temples and palaces.
The other series – Infinite Maps – stems from the aerial observation of cities and my fascination with maps. I am intrigued by the patterns drawn by intersecting roads and by the idea that, by taking sections of maps out of context, the city becomes invisible and the focus shifts to the intricate designs created by the lines.
I approach the creation of my jewellery in the same way I would compose a story. While designing my pieces, I seek to engage the audience in the storytelling process and stimulate their personal narrative, allowing the jewellery to become the instrument through which they can explore their own feelings and memories.



About the author

Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.