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Italian company involved in the production of handmade jewels and watches is looking for investors abroad to stipulate a financial agreeement.

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRIT20210329001
Published
01/04/2021
Last update
06/04/2021
Expiration date
07/04/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Wine and liquors
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Summary

Summary: 
Italian company located in Sicily which produces handmade jewels and watches would like to find partners/investors, interested in this niche production with whom establish a financial agreement.

Description

Description: 

This Italian company, located in Catania, Sicily, was founded in 2017 when two women, an architect and a graphic designer, decided to change their lives, and to start making realising things manually.
What originated is an hybrid jewellery, a combination of local traditions and modernity, artisan and industrial elements.
The whole production is predominantly realised using bronze, either gold-plated, rosé-plated or ruthenium-plated.
What matters the most is the material itself, with its inner qualities, the way it moves and changes position according to the body's movements, and even the sounds it produces when doing so.
That is why, this company's jewels have been defined as "gioielli mobili" ("moving jewels"), or even better as "microarchitetture" (microarchitectures).
Hand tools, such as files, sandpaper, saws are deployed ad hoc, as the materials themselves suggest.
A moving project for these moving jewels, as the production takes place in two laboratories, settled in Venice and Catania.
The rings mainly present unusual square bases, while a few of them also include mobile parts. Their originality lies in the kinetic quality of the micro-sculptural elements mounted on these square bases.
Venetian pearls (declared UNESCO patrimony), Murano glass, Caltagirone and other Sicilian ceramics, volcanic lava stone and so forth are used to produce them.
The company is interested in finding potential partners/investors, that appreciate both the artistic technique and the potential of the ‘Made in Italy'. Investors should believe in the products and keen to invest on them, to expand the business and to implement the production.
The products are ideally suited to be displayed and sold in museum and exhibitions, as well as in bookshops, concept stores and even niche fashion retail spaces.
The company offers to its potential investors the possibility to become part of a niche section of "Made in Italy" under a financial agreement. This jewellery has a great commercial appeal, since it combines together Venetian artistic traditions with unusual Sicilian materials, able to pique the interests of many.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
A niche production that goes under the etiquette of "MADE IN ITALY". What makes this production unique is the desire to personally create low-tech objects with immediate usage. The design and the realisation take place simultaneously, allowing the creators to immediately verify whether the project works and functions. The jewels are mobile, microarchitectures made up with elements strongly rooted in the territory and in the traditions of local Italian craftsmanship. The hand-spun Murano glass, the vitreous enamel tesserae and pearls of the historic Venetian furnaces, the Sicilian artisan ceramics, the lava stone, everything is assembled in a hybridization between hand and mass production, following an aesthetic of modernist aspiration but with a local flavour.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The company is looking for partners with skills related to the goldsmith and artisan costume jewellery sector.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for potential investors/partners that believe in the products and are keen to invest to increase the level of production and the placement of the products in the market. For this reason, a financial agreement is welcomed.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250