Lisa Contini was born in Carpi, in the province of Modena, on 29 April 1987. A passion for art and specifically, for jewellery was a strong presence from her early days at school, leading her to attend an art-based high school, the Istituto d'Arte Statale “Gaetano Chierici” in Reggio Emilia, specialising in Metals, in 2001.
In 2007, she began a degree course in Fashion Design - Goldsmiths Section, at the Faculty of Architecture of Florence University, located in Scandicci, graduating with honours in 2011, with a thesis on “Magnetic Jewellery”.
In 2015 she was selected to attend the Jeweller Design course at Polidesign in Milan. This experience allowed her to enter the “Next Generation Jewellery Talent Contest 2015” with the theme “Jewellery for Peace” coming third with the necklace “Frammenti d'unione”, a project created thanks to Prof. Alba Cappellieri and with the support of lecturer Stefano Marchetti.
Her interest in the history of antique jewellery, together with research into the symbolic meanings linked to these pieces led to the development and design of traditional shapes and styles reinterpreted in a modern key, which still form the basis of Lisa’s design research, in the hope that this never-ending passion can become an integral part of her work in the future, and constant personal and cultural growth.