Isla Fontaine is a young Italian jewelry designer. She lives and works in Venice. Her passion for art and an innate curiosity led her from an early age to travel the world. She is been living for long periods in Paris, Madrid, London and Buenos Aires. She decided to pay tribute to the places he loves most. Isla evokes not only the Spanish and Latin American culture in which she feel very attached, but also her native city, Venice.
Fontaine, however, is a reference to France that the designer considers as his second home.
After graduating in Communication Sciences, Isla Fontaine specializes in Contemporary Art History working for many years at the Venice Biennale as well as a critic and curator for galleries and magazines.
Since 2009 Isla Fontaine is the curator of one of the most important contemporary art spaces in Venice.
Thanks to the constant contact with the artists and their work, Isla Fontaine develops their own personal creative vision and in 2012, after studying Jewelry Business at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, decided to start a jewelry line. This jewelry it’s minimalist style, inspired by the visionary designers of the ’60s such as Paco Rabanne and André Courrèges , is characterized by pure shapes and essential in the belief that the geometry represents the ideal of perfection and harmony that has always art, in all its forms, chases.
Careful observer, the designer draws inspiration from everything she sees and especially contemporary art, design, architecture, photography, but also dance, music and especially by fashion.
The love for the jewelry has been transmitted from her mother since childhood , to the world of metals and precious stones. Isla has chosen to work with silver, in most cases 23k gold-plated, for ductility and preciousness offered by this material.
In each of his creations, entirely handmade by craftsmen Venetian Goldsmiths, Isla Fontaine combines the trend International fashion with his background and the artistic quality of Made in Italy to create jewelry that are both classic and trend, contemporary and timeless.