One could say that she first cut teeth in the industry as a 12-year old, making earrings of leather scraps in the acclaimed factories of Tuscany. Being brought up and surrounded by boundless creativity, supreme craftsmanship and beauty in her hometown of Florence, Maria Sole is indeed an architect and a designer by education but is and always will be a maker at heart.
After she earned a degree in architecture at Politecnico in Milan and another in jewelry design from Central Saint Martins in London, Maria Sole dove straight into launching her first brand, selling one-of-a-kind jewelry made from up-cycled premium leather. Today she continues making jewelry and body accessories, also referred to as wearable architecture, a term that embodies her philosophy.
Maria Sole also collaborates with brands across all creative disciplines and art institutions, for which she creates unique pieces and explores the endless possibilities of up-cycling materials such as leather.