Stefania Lucchetta was born and lives in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza area), Italy.
She holds degrees from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice (1999, BA with honors in Literature and Art History) and Scuola Italiana Design of Padua (2004, Master degree in Industrial Design), besides some modules previously taken at the Venice College of Fine Arts.
Already in 2000 – after acquiring a good knowledge of stampato jewellery, lost-wax casting, engraving and laser cut, and training in goldsmith art within her family business, she started focusing on 3D software and rapid prototyping machines. In 2002, exploring innovative techniques parallel to her industrial design collections, she launched her limited edition jewels using materials such as polyamide, bio-compatible resins, stellite and titanium, shown in several international exhibitions.
Since 2005 she is a member of ADI (Italian Association of Industrial Design).
In 2007 she set up her own studio Stefania Lucchetta srl.
Invited to give lectures at Milan Politecnico, thanks to her research she has deserved wide media coverage both from specialized and lifestyle press. Her works have been featured in magazines like Ottagono, Icon, Wallpaper, Vogue Gioiello, Abitare, Domus, AD, D-La Repubblica delle Donne, Gioia, Flair and Panorama.
In November 2010 her work was ranked by leading magazine Wallpaper among the “Top 20 reasons to be in Italy”.
Nominations and Awards
- 2017: First Prize in the Skills category at the Biennial of amber art works Alatyr 2017, in Kaliningrad (RU)
- 2016: Bronze prize at the International Design Awards (IDA) in the Jewelry category.
- 2014: finalist at the New Traditional Jewellery design contest, Amsterdam
- 2010: Digital 65 ring featured in ADI Design Index 2009, pre-nominations for Compasso d’Oro Award
- Nov 2009: among the 5 finalists of the Italian Jewellery Awards, “Best Italian Young Designer 2009”
- 2009: Crateri 18 titanium ring, selected for the competition ‘Pulchra, le cose più belle del mondo’
- 2008: Drago silver necklace, selected for the competition ‘Pulchra, le cose più belle del mondo’
- 2004: Drago and Draghetto necklaces, featured in ADI Design Index 2004, pre-nominations for Compasso d’Oro Award
- 2002: finalist at Macef Design competition
- 2018: the Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza (Italy) acquired two of her titanium brooches for the permanent collection
- 2017: the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (USA) acquired three of her rings for the permanent collection