V DESIGN LAB by Valeria Vigliani originates out of Valeria’s passion for jewellery, design, hand-crafting and appreciation of aesthetic design.
V DESIGN LAB is a jewellery laboratory that experiments with shapes, materials and textures to generate ideas that originate from everyday life. Architectural & industrial design, nature, art, travels, memories and new outlooks on life – all provide inspiration for V DESIGN LAB Jewellery.
An innate drive towards discovering the world pushes the V DESIGN LAB spirit to relentless research and explore shapes and moods, while nourishing inspiration and a continuous flow of ideas to create unique and sustainable pieces of jewellery.
Designed by me or 3D designed and Handcrafted in Northern Italy, V DESIGN LAB jewellery are sustainably produced with 18Kt Gold plated brass and recycled silver or gold (upon request). Unique jewellery pieces characterised by clean and elegant lines, studied to respect your personality while adding that “je ne sais quoi" that completes you and your outfit.
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Supporting benevolence & humanitarian projects. In the process of establishing a sustainable women based relationship with an association.
Valeria has always loved using her hands to materialize her imagination – it has been her way to relax, express her creativity or, simply put, enjoy life.
Born and raised in Milan, the worldwide renowned home of design and fashion, she has lived and breathed the city’s vibrant artistic environment, and experienced its relentless working culture since her younger years. Adding this her grandmother, Franca Vigliani, was a milanese recognised painter, which for sure greatly contributed to her sense of aesthetics and art.
Her background in economics led her to work in marketing and communications for multinational companies, but the desire to start a project of her own was an overwhelming force, and one that was finally able to come to life
A move to Melbourne, Australia’s culture and fashion capital, was the perfect opportunity to approach jewellery and attend her first silver-smith training and other jewellery-making courses at North City 4 and CAE.
The move back to Europe was finally the turning point to start exploring her passion full-time. She attended the “Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana”, Milan’s most important gold-smithing academy, and completed the Master Course in Jewellery Design at the Milan Politecnico University with Alba Cappellieri.
Valeria now lives in Zurich, has welcomed her two boys to the family, and has completely immersed herself into her project: V DESIGN LAB Jewellery.
V DESIGN LAB Jewellery is part of Form Forum, the biggest Swiss Association for Contemporary Artistic Handicraft & Design.
Portrait of Valeria Vigliani, founder & designer of V DESIGN LAB Jewellery, wearing the SAVOY Midi Hoops & the ESSENTIALS Chain Necklace, shot by @tate_rey (Insta)