Lorella Tamberi Canal, of Milan, made her debut in artisanal jewelry design in 2009 after a long career in management consulting. After completing her Masters in Jewelry Design at Milan’s Politecnico University, in 2010 she founded her brand, Lorella Tamberi Canal Jewels, and her atelier in Milan.
Shortly after, she collaborated with Vogue Pelle (leather) and Vogue Gioiello (jewelry), where she deepened her ties with fashion and began presenting her collections in the most important shows of the sector. On the occasion of the 2013 Milan Design Week, she exhibited fuori salone as part of an initiative focused on female entrepreneurship. Her jewelry was then included in the exhibitions “Gioielli alla Moda” (Jewelry in Fashion) at Milan’s Palazzo Reale in November 2016; “Scatenata: la catena tra funzione e ornamento” (Unchained: The Link Between Function and Ornament) at Milan’s Palazzo delle Stelline in February 2017; “La pelle della moda” (Leather in Fashion) in September 2017 and “Naturalia” in January 2018 at the Milan Fair as part of the bi-annual lifestyle trade show, HOMI; and “DIVA! Italian Glamour in Fashion Jewellery” that will travel all over the world for two years starting June 2021.
Guided by her passion for Italian culture and her love of nature, she seeks to express the sensuality of organic forms – flora and fauna – and the charm of her native country. Fascinated by the intense color of stones, which she hand-selects, she loves to pore over potential pairings and chromatic juxtapositions. The design of the jewelry is distinguished by constant experimentation and the search for unique color and material combinations that add a tactile and sensual dimension to these precious objects.
Her jewelry is entirely made by hand in Italy by expert artisans and goldsmiths. She uses silver, brass, iron and bronze together with semiprecious stones, often combined with materials uncommon in the world of jewelry-making such as lambskin, galuchat and python.