Francesca Marcenaro is Italian with a special love for England, having lived most of her life in Tuscany before settling in London, UK.
She is passionate about the culture of her country:
“In Italy art is everywhere: there are beautiful, ancient buildings; magnificent sculptures; elegant pavements on the road. I grew up thinking that looking at the most magnificent architecture is a normal thing.
Italy is like an open air beautiful treasure, and it is also the country of sun, light and warmth …
fruits, vegetables and flowers embellish the landscape with colors and unforgettable lovely scents.”
Francesca read classical studies and after the university, she became a family lawyer.
“Throughout my career as family lawyer, I had the privilege of enjoying special relationships with my Clients: I had the opportunity to meet incredible people who thought me a lot about life, challenges and self confidence. I understood that we can never judge other people, but we can always learn from them.”
Francesca always loved to design jewellery and to make pieces for herself and her friends. She followed jewellery courses at the Art Institute in Florence to learn how to work with precious metals.
Her passion for jewellery grew stronger until she decided to turn her hobby in a full-time job.
“I love challenge and, after 20 years in law I felt it was the time to re-invent my life.”
Now she lives in London, inspired by different cultures.
“London is the city where to be different is a quality.
It is the pole of attraction for creatives, strong personalities, a sparkling centre of energy, where difference between people is not a wall, but the opportunity to share and exchange cultures, dreams and projects. Inspiration is everywhere, the energy on the road is tactile.
People from around the world come to London and make that things happen.”