Born to Hungarian and American parents, in 1961, I spent my early years living in Geneva.
With a compulsive desire to design and create, I decided to study Art. Spurred on by my father, this was followed by a degree in Business Administration but, as soon as I started, I realised it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.
Art and design was my only raison d’être.
After graduation, I started working as an Art Director at an advertising agency in Milan, where I stayed for a good five years. But even the pressures of my job couldn’t stop me from designing my own creations.
I then went freelance, channelling my passion for design, aesthetics, luxury objects, cultural crossovers and pattern making into everything, from furniture and home objects, to fabrics and clothes.
Moving to Florence – a city with inspirations and cultural contaminations around every corner – was a real turning point in my career. In fact, it was in the Florentine ateliers that I began to explore and learn the prestigious art of fine jewelry making thanks to my mentor, Simone Rucellai.
Convinced this was the ideal way to vent my obsession with sacred geometry, symbols, history and intercultural aesthetics, I decided to enroll on a number of courses at the Gemological Institute of America.