Proudly Italian, yet with a worldly perspective, SO-LE STUDIO was born in 2017 in London, both the brand and the atelier of Maria Sole Ferragamo.
Under its Founder’s visionary approach, SO-LE STUDIO has established a new reality: high-quality leather leftovers are rescued and transformed into unique jewellery, amulets and armours for the powerful goddesses of any generation.
Today, its creative HQ sits in Milan, while the production remains where it always was: in Florence’s surrounding hills. The creative principles of SO-LE STUDIO resonate with its core philosophy of economised authority, where the limit is to be seen as a crucial strength.
Every piece is unique as it is created from the limited amount of a leftover resource. SO-LE Studio releases one collection per year featuring new designs and it reiterates old designs in the Perpetua collection.
Here the most iconic pieces of the past are constantly reinterpreted and
transformed with new finishing and colors.
Keywords to the portraiture of SO-LE STUDIO are durability, dynamism, versatility, lightness.
Maria Sole Ferragamo (b. 1990, Florence, IT) works at the intersection of leather artisanship, jewellery design, architecture and visual arts.
She holds a Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT and a MA Design (Jewellery) from Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
In 2017, she founded SO-LE STUDIO to function as a brand, laboratory and artistic umbrella within which to gather her creations and projects; rescuing and transforming high-quality leftovers, such as leather, into unique jewellery, as well as opening up conversations and cross-field collaborations.
Throughout SO-LE STUDIO, she regularly collaborates with Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery, with which she has presented elements of her collections at Art Basel and MiArt. Her creations were included in the exhibitions MEMOS curated by Maria Luisa Frisa at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, IT (2020); SUSTAINABLE THINKING at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence, IT (2019-20), and have been featured on Wallpaper, AD, Vogue UK and Italy, I-d, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar Greece, and Il Corriere amidst others.
In 2020, upon commission from Museo del Novecento, she designed the piece Crisalide di Sole to be presented as the award for the first edition of Rinascimento +, a prize celebrating patronage and collecting.
Maria Sole Ferragamo was selected by Polimoda in Florence, IT as Mentor for the institution’s Seasonal Course in Fashion Jewellery to be held in Spring 2021.
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