Bea Bongiasca, born in Milan in 1990, is an Italian jewellery designer.
In 2013, she graduated with honors in Jewellery Design BA at Central Saint Martins in London, the same year that she founded her own brand and studio in Milan. She presented her first collection, No Rice, No Life in 10 Corso Como during Milan Fashion Week in September 2014.
The collection has already sparked a lot of interest internationally; it is being sold in Luisaviaroma, Biffi, Gio Moretti, Dong Liang Shanghai and Beijing, 10 Corso Como Milan, Shanghai, Seoul and Beijing.
The focus that Bea has is more of jewellery as an art form and her concept is the pivotal aspect of her design process. Each piece functions as a miniature fantasy world for the wearers to immerse themselves in. Furthermore on deeper scrutiny, the motifs embedded within the jewellery hold symbiotic connotations which function as a social critique or way to open a dialogue between cultures.
In December 2014, Bea had a solo show with contemporary jewellery gallery, Galleria Antonella Villanova, in the Design section of Art Basel: Miami Beach. The gallery also exhibited her work in the 2015 edition of MiArt and Design Basel in June 2015. In July 2015, she presented Endless? a capsule jewellery collection with Toiletpaper Magazine that is currently being sold in Colette Paris and 10 Corso Como Milan.
Bea Bongiasca’s collection is entirely made in Italy and created by hand.