The Italian Jewelry Manifesto, the 3-day exhibition and workshop featured over 45 Italian jewelers showcasing their design, innovation, sustainability, and technology. The exhibition was held at the newly opened Piazza Italia, a full-service membership co-working space for Italian jewelry companies, located at 346 Madison Avenue.
At The Italian Jewelry Manifesto
Every sector of the Italian jewelry trade, from high jewelry to accessories, from gold to silver, from handcrafted jewels to manufactured chain, were represented at Manifesto in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency, Federorafi (National Federation of Producers of Gold Jewelry, Silverware and Jewelry) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We attended Manifesto series of special events, including a presentation by renowned trends forecaster and jewelry analyst Paola De Luca, founder of The Futurist, titled “Future Visions: Design & Product Directions, Preview Seasons 2024”
Manifesto ‘s Opening party drew notable dignitaries and VIPs including Fabrizio Di Michele, Consul General of Italy in New York; Fabrizio Giustarini, Italian Trade Commissioner, Houston Office; Antonino Laspina, Trade Commissioner and Executive Director, Italian Trade Agency in the United States; and Claudia Piaserico, National Chairwoman, Confindustria Federorafi (NationalFederation of Producers of Gold Jewelry, Silverware and Jewelry.) Networking dinner celebrated the excellence of Made-in-Italy jewelry featuring gourmet Italian delicacies, complete with a DJ set.
Italian jewelers have been leading the world in jewelry technology and innovation since ancient times. That enduring legacy evolves with ever more beautiful design, premium quality craftsmanship and a vigorous focus on sustainability in the modern day. The Italian Jewelry Manifesto demonstrated what “Made in Italy” means today.
The Italian Jewelry Manifesto Partners
Italian Trade Agency is an agency of the Italian government in charge of the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies; it supports the consolidation and economic and commercial development of Italian companies in foreign markets. In addition, ITA works in promoting foreign investments in Italy, with information, support, consultancy, promotion, and training activities for Italian small and medium-sized companies. Using the most modern promotional and multichannel communication tools, it works to affirm the excellence of Made in Italy in the world.
About Piazza Italia
Piazza Italia, “Stronger Together” was born as an innovative multi-channel platform aimed at facilitating the introduction and expansion of Italian excellence in the United States. Its mission is to offer customized strategies for companies, institutional bodies and other entities, with transversal solutions and services, including private offices, co-working spaces, virtual interactions, events, sales, logistics and product development. A point of reference in the heart of New York, where top retailers, producers, brands of excellence and consumers of Made in Italy meet. Founded by Alberto Milani, President of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York, and Dennis Ulrich, founder and owner of Beloro and, until 2018, CEO of Richline Group.
Italy’s national federation of jewelry manufacturers, representing more than 500 Italian companies and artisans in the gold jewelry, silverware, and jewelry sectors. Federorafi is the foremost trade association for Italian jewelry — ranging from precious metals to gem-set jewelry and silverware—tasked with safeguarding the rights and interests of Italian jewelry makers, as well as serving as a liaison with respect to trade related issues of a general, national, and international nature.
About The Futurist
The Futurist Ltd. is a Research and Creative Intelligence Company, specialized in the Jewelry & Luxury Industries that is undergoing an historical disruptive transformation. Founded by Paola De Luca, The Futurist offers solid international experience in the sector with over 20 years based in the USA. The Futurist has 30 years of experience, recognized as an international authority in sourcing and delivering, specialized content, offering one-stop solutions as a Thinking-out-of-the-box partner in the Jewelry and Luxury Sectors. The Futurist’s client portfolio includes organizations, trade shows, government and academic institutions and associations.