Francesca Vitali

Born in Italy and based in the United States, Francesca Vitali strives to transform paper, a humble and ordinary material, into precious objects of unique and modern design. Paper affects everyday life continuously and in multiple forms, from magazines and maps to shopping bags, and Vitali enjoys the idea that fragments of our lives will remain trapped in her paper jewelry. In her practice, she aims to achieve body adornment through folded and woven paper rather than relying on gemstones or precious materials, thus linking the humble nature of the medium with notions of preciousness.