Not far from the historic center in Rome in the bohemian quarter of Pigneto, jewelry designers Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli have created an inspiring city house with the spirit of the country. The key was to modernize without stripping away the old character during the renovation.
On the property, there were originally five small farm houses built just after WWII, when immigrants and country folk flocked to the city to have a better life. Up until just fifteen years ago, the five houses were part of a farm and the area was still very rural. Out of respect for this, Roberta and Paolo wanted the design to have a strong contrast between past and present- keeping the memory alive but moving towards the future.
Globetrotters and trendsetters, Paolo and Roberta travel often for their jewelry design business, Iosselliani. Iosselliani: Founded in 1997 by Paolo and Roberta, the collection is realized in Italy by expert hands following traditional goldsmith techniques. Paolo and Roberta reinterpret and redesign classical jewelry using strong influences from the thirties through to the eighties glothic glam era. Materials include oxidized silver, gold, pearls, semi precious and precious stones. Attention to quality, detailing, design and craftsmanship is Ioselliani’s trademark. Ioselliani jewelry is sold all over the world in high end boutiques and department stores including Harrods, Barney’s, Harvey Nichols, Le Bon Marche, Lane Crawford and Luisa Via Roma to name a few.