Jewelry Designer Monica Castiglioni Opens Her First U.S. Store in Brooklyn



The jeweler is the daughter of iconic industrial designer Achille Castiglioni

Milanese jewelry designer Monica Castiglioni, who specializes in edgy, often organic-feeling sculptural fashion pieces, opened her first-ever U.S. outpost this week on bustling Court Street in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 1,000-square-foot retail store, gallery, and event space showcases Castiglioni’s innovative collection—which is largely cast in solid bronze but also employs materials such as silver, felt, Pyrex, and 3-D–printed nylon—alongside the work of Italian lighting artist Davide Groppi.

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Forward-thinking designs by Monica Castiglioni

Castiglioni, whose pieces are largely forged via the lost wax technique, is the daughter of renowned Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni.

She splits her time between New York and her native Milan, where she opened an eponymously named shop in 2010. Castiglioni also has pieces for sale in New York City at the Cooper Hewitt boutique and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(All photos courtesy of Monica Castiglioni)

JCK Magazine Editor