Collection: NATALIA CRIADO

BORN AND RAISED IN COLOMBIA, NATALIA CRIADO DISCOVERED HER INNATE TALENT FOR DESIGN AT A YOUNG AGE. HER CREATIVE JOURNEY LEADED HER TO OBTAIN A DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AT THE IED IN MILAN, WHERE SHE PERFECTED HER SKILLS AND EMBRACED A NEW CULTURE. ENRICHED BY THIS FUSION OF INFLUENCES, NATALIA UNDERTAKEN A TRANSFORMATIVE PATH, FOUNDING HER OWN JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES BRAND IN 2011. HER EPONYMOUS BRAND EMBODIES A MULTITASKING CREATIVE APPROACH THAT IMPRATES HER VARIOUS CREATIVE ENTERPRISES.
DRAWING FROM THE RICH LEGACY OF PRE-COLUMBIAN FORMS, CRIADO’S CREATIONS REFLECT A FUSION OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGES OF COLOMBIA, HIS NATIVE COUNTRY, AND ITALY, HIS ADOPTED COUNTRY. BY WORKING IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH SKILLED ARTISANS FROM BOTH COUNTRIES, SHE SUCCESSFULLY HARMONIZES CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, BRINGING TO LIFE TO OBJECTS WITH MINIMALIST GEOMETRIC SHAPES.
WORKING MAINLY WITH MATERIALS SUCH AS BRASS, GLASS, PRECIOUS STONES AND CERAMIC, NATALIA CRIADO CAPTURES THE SUBTLE BEAUTY OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS. HOWEVER, HIS ARTISTIC TRAJECTORY TRANSCENDS THE CONVENTIONAL USE OF THESE MATERIALS. HIS CREATIVE PROCESS IS MARKED BY A WILLINGNESS TO EXPERIMENT, EXPLORING THE TRANSFORMATIVE CAPACITY OF METALS AND OTHER ELEMENTS. FOR NATALIA, THIS METAMORPHOSIS BEGINS WITH THE CAREFUL MANIPULATION OF WAX, AS SHE CAREFULLY SCULPTS AND REFINES HER IDEAS.