The House of Repossi - taking a detour from the conventional world.
Renowned for its e'ortless demeanor and minimalistic aesthetic, the House of Repossi runs one of the most prestigious haute jewelry houses. Founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy, Maison Repossi’s designs are illustrious for their elegance and modern creativity. Today the Repossi house remains an in#uential force in the !ne jewelry world as artistic director, Gaia Repossi, insists on preserving her family’s legacy by drawing inspiration from her painterly pursuits to create ethnic and radical baubles. Taking the helm of his father’s Italian atelier, Costantino Repossi establishes the brand post-war a$er !nishing his studies in industrial designs. In an Italy that was going through a fervent progression, Costantino decided to take the jewelry world by storm opening his !rst eponymous store in Turin. Among his ever !rst creations were his Art Deco and Avant-garde collections exuding a harmonious combination of his artistic and technical backgrounds. Mastering jewelry cra$smanship techniques and bijoux expertise, his son Alberto follows his father’s footsteps at a very young age creating his own jewels. "us, Alberto propelled the house OF repossi #agship store in 1979, followed by the Paris store in 1986 – the year his daughter Gaia was born. Choosing an artistic path away from the conventional jewelry tradition, Gaia Repossi was appointed creative director of the brand at the age of 21 creating a sweeping new direction in her collections. Her work emphasizes a distinctive architectural viewpoint in the jewelry pieces challenging the historical ateliers with groundbreaking new designs and giving impulses to anew generation in search of change and tradition at the same time.
Creating little wonders that are timeless yet slightly ahead of their time is her main aspiration when it comes to pouring her artistic passion into the making of precious jewels that emanate beauty and a unique persona. Her references come from her passion for contemporary art and the e'ects of metal within modern sculpture and architecture. She takes inspiration from the works of Alexander Calder, Cy Twombly, Franz West, Richard Serra and Le Corbusier, as well as the Brutalist, Minimalist and Bauhaus movements. Taking the jewelry world into a whole new era through a mélange of architecture and traditional high jewelry techniques, Gaia’s gemstones are depicted by modern, minimalist motifs and the innovative use of complex patterns. Gaia’s collaboration with Zadig & Voltaire followed by her cooperation in 2010 with Alexander Wang for his New York FW marked another triumphant step in her thriving career. "e identity of the brand is uttered through its high-end expertise and intricate manufacture. "us, the label’s individuality relies in the elegant designs of wide sculptural shapes, combined with subtle austerity within statement arrays – all !rmly swayed by art and architecture. Available worldwide, the House of Repossi o'ers bestselling jewelry pieces from collections such as core Berbère, graphic White Noise, and a more a'ordable Antifer. Specialties also include engagement and wedding rings, as well as exceptional diamonds-encrusted solitaire rings in addition to limited-edition gemstones and exclusive collaborations.
Repossi jewelry is available at Sylvie Saliba boutique in Beirut.