I’m a young jewelry designer in Barcelona. 91 years old. Handcrafted jewelry since 71 years. Self taught. Winner of 12 national jewelry awards. Father of 4 sons. Grandfather of 7 grandchildren.
"Once, I developed conceptual jewelry around the world, now I’m just doing the same I did but feeling that is the correct moment for my pieces."
Albert, is a 91 years old jeweler, still designing from a small atelier that he made in a room of his house that faces the terrace. He was one of the greatest jewelers of the 50’s, handcrafting jewelry since 1947. Winner of 12 national jewelry awards, Albert was a visionary ahead of his time, a jeweler breaking boundaries.
Albert launched his eponymous label in 1956 with a groundbreaking collection featuring unique pieces meticulously handcrafted using noble materials. He’s love of experimentation with textures,materials, colors and shapes, resulted in jewellry with a sophisticated and strong identity. His eclectic inspirations and beautiful designs didn’t go unnoticed, so it was no surprise when he sold pieces to Pablo Picasso or got offered to open a shop on the 5th Avenue in New York City. Albert declined because it wouldn't feel like home. Despite closing down his company due to his age, he never stopped making jewellery.
With his granddaughter’s help, Albert Coll has relaunched with a collection that features conceptual jewellery made 50 years ago. Pieces that were kept in his wardrobe and were only recently discovered by his granddaughter Mireia.
Albert Coll is now relaunching with jewels made from titanium and gold that were considered too revolutionary for his time. Timeless pieces that will last forever.
"I think I always had this kind of sense of aesthetics that escape from time and death. Immortal pieces beyond your skin that are expression in themselves."
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