julie l. parisi
Julie L.Parisi is a jewelry and textile designer from Oslo, Norway. Her fiery hair and pleasant disposition are reflected in her designs, both for their uniqueness and concept.
The current collection “Gold?” is made from braided metallic cord, and the artist plays with the idea of a visually heavy and chunky form which is lightweight and airy. The result is a contrast that gives the designer inspiration.
“A rose is a rose is a… And then you go up to ti and see, for the sake of argument, that it is an artificial rose. Then you become aware of the material it is made of, cloth or plastic or paper. But at first glance you were certain of one thing only, that it was a rose.” -‘Design as Art’ by Bruno Munari.
Speaking on further inspiration, Julie states that she sees “patterns and colors everywhere!” After studying surface design in San Francisco, she continues that the city inspired even more color in her work and personal style.
Beyond jewelry, the artist created a Pop-up shop on a wheelbarrow with Astrid Wang to raise money for a school project in South-Sudan. She is currently working on a ‘secret’ project to support designers in Norway, a community that is creative and talented.
Check back with Julie on her blog to see where she goes next.
Text by Ryan Moritz