JOSEPH MEETS // BENEDETTA DUBINI



To Battersea, for a morning unearthing the Byzantine treasures of jewellery designer BENEDETTA DUBINI. Roman born and raised between Milan and London, Benedetta talks us through her fusion of the old with the new and her latest collections in-store at 77 Fulham Road.



Why jewellery and when did you start designing?
I was always intrigued by the relationship that is formed between an object and its wearer. Jewellery to me at least, was always a way to record a treasured moment in time, something special in our life's journey.
A Bachelor in Arts at Central Saint Martins allowed  me to solidify this into something more tangible.

How would you describe the Dubini aesthetic?
I wanted to create a brand with a strong visual identity that would be able to fuse what I loved about past aesthetics and what I felt was contemporary. A product entirely handmade in Rome using traditional artisans, but with a modern twist.

What are your formative influences for the collections?
When I started designing our debut collection 'Empires' I was heavily influenced by the ancient stories and myths surrounding the coins I had collected. It was only when I started looking into my second collection 'Theodora' inspired by the byzantine empress wife of Justinian I, that I realised how much ancient history has become a constant resource in my creative process.

Tell us a little more about your Italian heritage and its influence on the collection? What promoted the move from Italy to London?
I was born in Rome and raised between Milan and London. I believe the result of the mix between these three cities can be seen in the collections. Rome providing its historical roots, Milan its sense of style and London its modernity and innovation where everything blends effortlessly together.

We love the fact that each piece is unique. Can you tell us more about your choice of materials? Where did you go to source them?
Since I've started using ancient coins, I've found myself building relationships with numismatic dealers in London and Rome. They've passed on to me their passion and love for their trade and have helped me source some extraordinary pieces. By working with such materials not only do you appreciate their aesthetic, but also the story and history that surrounds it.

Which is your favourite piece stocked at JOSEPH and why?
I personally love the Alexander the Great Ring - this strong historical figure is perfectly balanced with its simple yet elegant design creating a piece to be worn every day. The collections are forever evolving so stay tuned for new pieces coming in store.

JOSEPH MEETS // BENEDETTA DUBINI



To Battersea, for a morning unearthing the Byzantine treasures of jewellery designer BENEDETTA DUBINI. Roman born and raised between Milan and London, Benedetta talks us through her fusion of the old with the new and her latest collections in-store at 77 Fulham Road.


Why jewellery and when did you start designing?
I was always intrigued by the relationship that is formed between an object and its wearer. Jewellery to me at least, was always a way to record a treasured moment in time, something special in our life's journey. A Bachelor in Arts at Central Saint Martins allowed  me to solidify this into something more tangible.

How would you describe the Dubini aesthetic?
I wanted to create a brand with a strong visual identity that would be able to fuse what I loved about past aesthetics and what I felt was contemporary. A product entirely handmade in Rome using traditional artisans, but with a modern twist.

What are your formative influences for the collections?
When I started designing our debut collection 'Empires' I was heavily influenced by the ancient stories and myths surrounding the coins I had collected. It was only when I started looking into my second collection 'Theodora' inspired by the byzantine empress wife of Justinian I, that I realised how much ancient history has become a constant resource in my creative process.

Tell us a little more about your Italian heritage and its influence on the collection? What promoted the move from Italy to London?
I was born in Rome and raised between Milan and London. I believe the result of the mix between these three cities can be seen in the collections. Rome providing its historical roots, Milan its sense of style and London its modernity and innovation where everything blends effortlessly together.

We love the fact that each piece is unique. Can you tell us more about your choice of materials? Where did you go to source them?
Since I've started using ancient coins, I've found myself building relationships with numismatic dealers in London and Rome. They've passed on to me their passion and love for their trade and have helped me source some extraordinary pieces. By working with such materials not only do you appreciate their aesthetic, but also the story and history that surrounds it.

Which is your favourite piece stocked at JOSEPH and why?
I personally love the Alexander the Great Ring - this strong historical figure is perfectly balanced with its simple yet elegant design creating a piece to be worn every day. The collections are forever evolving so stay tuned for new pieces coming in store.