XXY Presents: Mariella Pilato

XXY Presents: Mariella Pilato

XXY Presents: Mariella Pilato

In her latest collection, Patterns of Crystallization, Bali-based Italian artist Mariella Pilato continues with her signature aesthetic approach and delicately considered use of raw material. Exquisitely handcrafted, each piece is a marriage of the artist’s love of the arts and architecture brought together by the evolution of her passion in adult life – jewellery design.

Born and raised in Sorrento, Italy, Mariella’s creative work draws influence both from her Italian heritage and Balinese indigenous cultures to recreate traditions that are beautifully augmented with a bold and modern touch.

Patterns of Crystallization is an amalgamation of these personal aesthetic tastes, the study of an intricate geometric balance between the hard texture and sharp angles of metals and stones, and the dash of softness from the metallic and jewel tone palettes of the stones.

Mariella Pilato’s Patterns of Crystallization is a reflection of good taste and innovation. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is in itself a bold statement of the modern and independent woman who, like Mariella herself, wears them.

Text : Sherwin Koh