Isla Fontaine is a young Italian jewellery designer who lives and works in Venice.
After a Master Degree in communication Science, Isla Fontaine has decided to specialize in Contemporary Art History working for many years at La Biennale of Venice and, eventually, as a curator and a critic for several art galleries and magazines. She has been a curator for one of the main contemporary art spaces in Venice since 2009.
Thanks to her continuous relationship with artists and their work, Isla Fontaine develops her personal creative vision and in 2012, after having studied Jewellery Business at Central Saint Martins College of art and Design in London, she is determined to create her own jewellery line. Her Minimal style, inspired by the visionary designers of the 60’s such as Paco Rabanne and André Courrèges, is marked by pure and essential forms believing that geometry represents and resumes the ideal of perfection.
The designer has inherited her devotion to jewellery from her mother who introduced her to the world of precious metals and stones.
Isla chooses to work with silver, mainly 23K gold plated, for the suppleness and affordance offered by the material.