MAKER: Laura Lomabrdi
THINKING: Sustainable & Community Based Manufacturing
Laura Lombardi is an eponymous jewellery line made and designed in New York. Laura started making jewellery while studying fine arts, initially making each piece herself. The brand has now evolved and is centred around sustainability, and community based manufacturing.
Laura derives inspiration from her experiences growing up between both New York City and Italy. Her work distils these cultures and environments into a singular aesthetic: A raw industrial style balanced with elements of classical art and design. Each piece is distinctive yet versatile, and deigned to be worn with confidence.
"I had always focused in sculpture and mixed media in my art practice; jewellery initially was a way for me to scale down and create something personal for myself," explained the designer. "Now what I love about it is creating these little narratives: telling stories with my collections and seeing how people relate to each piece, and how it fits in to their lives." Source Elle
WHO LOVES LAURA LOMBARDI
Laura has gained a cult status amongst celebrities including Daisy Edgar Jones, Emma Watson, Michelle Obama, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Rupi Kaur, Chrissy Teigan and many more. Fans love Laura Lombardi not just for her unique NYC aesthetic but her unwavering social and sustainable principles the brand is defined by.
Working almost exclusively in raw or recycled metals, Laura re-contextualizes everyday materials to create beautiful pieces. She often sources vintage and deadstock materials and or recycled brass. All plating is done in a closed waste water filtration system.
Laura proudly employs local family run manufacturing businesses in NYC & Italy. Chains and necklaces are hand assembled link by link!
“Making things by hand, making things with care and the wearers values in mind”