About The Collection
Little Architecture is a collection of
jewelry that references the inspiring work of architects Santiago
Calatrava, Luis Barragan, Tadao Ando and others. Constructed primarily
from silver, Indonesian teak and ebony, the pieces illustrate an
intimate investigation into scale and form. Select pieces feature unique
and irregular semi-precious stones, and gold vermeil is used sparingly
to highlight form. The collection is being produced in Indonesia by a
team of skilled artisans the designer met while working with a furniture
manufacturer in Bali. All wood used in the collection is scrap wood
from nearby factories.
The Pico Mission
designers are like architects of small things. Like a great building,
products create their own landscapes as well as an active dialogue with
the environments in which we place and use them. Every design or
collection should focus on the user, the space, and the other objects
around it. Pico, short for piccola, is a company that celebrates the
little things and the big impact they have in our homes, on our bodies,
and in our lives.
About The Designer
While a tabletop
designer for west elm, and the Director of Product Design for
world-renowned designer Clodagh, pico founder Andrea Panico learned that
no matter how small, all the choices we make are design decisions. In
her career, Andrea has designed a wide range of products including
furniture, lighting, tableware, carpets, bedding, tile, plumbing
fixtures and graphics. Her love of jewelry started during her graduate
studies in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She now has
a jewelry studio in the basement of her home in Montclair, NJ where she
lives with her husband Gene McGarry, and their two year old daughter.
Panico enjoys working with craftspeople she has met during her work and
travel in various parts of the world and has designed collections that
celebrate the artisanal influence of these talented people.