Posted by: Verónica Maya
Last Thursday, the Agorique team went on a field trip. We crammed into the Barcelona subway, direction Borne (the shopping neighborhood in Barcelona) and headed to the opening night of a jewelry designer’s pop-up shop. The second we walked in we feasted our eyes on the stunning line of jewelry that is Andrés Gallardo.
Gallardo presented pieces from two of his current lines that are both distinctively stunning; Bird Day Party evokes a romantic and feminine touch while Jungle Bloom rouses your animalistic senses.
From black panthers and white elephants to sweet magical birds surrounded by romantic flowers, Gallardo succeeds in maintaining his signature touch seen across all pieces, his material star: porcelain. To Andrés and Marina, the creators of the brand, it is their equivalent of gemstones or gold. Always created in the hands of the best craftsmen from Spain and Portugal, their designs are transformed into magnificent pieces.
Marina and Andrés have a passion for porcelain figurines and stuffed animals. Through their walks through the Rastro market in Madrid, these inspirational treasures consistently find their way into their design studio.
The highlight of the evening was the white bird necklace, and by the way I think we can all agree that we totally understand why.
The collection was not only beautiful, but we could observe the strength behind these delicate pieces. While the porcelain figurines are delicate, Gallardo’s technique gives each piece of jewelry the support needed without weighing it down.
Thanks Marina and Andrés!
Tip: If you don’t want to miss out on this magnificent collection, you can swing by Helena Rohner’s store until 15 December in Barcelona.