Meet the Designers
We’ve searched far and wide to find the best jewellery design talent. Our jewellery designers have designed for leading brands, they’ve built their own ones – and now they’re part of the Motley London crew.
London-based designer Alice Cicolini is a true polymath; celebrated author, curator and renowned fine jeweller. Graduating from Central St Martin’s in 2009, her accolades include exhibiting at the V&A and Somerset House and holding the role of Director, Arts and Culture for the British Council India. Alice's collaboration for Motley is inspired by the patterns of British textile designer, poet and Arts and Crafts Movement pioneer William Morris. Romantic motifs, intricate design and elegant craftsmanship are at the heart of this magical collection.
Christopher Thompson Royds
Ex-Christopher Kane designer Emily Robson draws inspiration from all over the world for her distinctive jewellery, often referencing ancient artisanal techniques. Her bold and brilliant collections for MOTLEY are a classic Robson riff on Egyptian iconography, featuring jackals, sphinxes and sun God Ra.
French designer Estelle Dévé’s passion for design started in childhood. Inspired by her aunt who designed jewellery for Chanel under Karl Lagerfeld, Estelle set up her eponymous label in 2008 in Melbourne. A self-taught designer, Dévé is known for her experimentation with new techniques and cross-disciplinary practices.
Dévé's collection for Motley brilliantly riffs on the best of contemporary art. Inspired by 20th century artist heavy-weights, well known motifs from artists like Braque, Brancusi and Hepworth transform into gloriously wearable jewellery. Featuring charms, hoops and chunky chains, these mini-sculptures are the best kind of art collecting.
Cult British designer Hannah Martin creates contemporary jewellery with a rebellious edge. A Central Saint Martins graduate, she perfected her craft working under some of the world’s most renowned jewellers in Paris. Hannah considers jewellery to be the perfect combination of art and design, and therefore by mixing things up and questioning gender roles, she designs all her jewellery to be non-gender specific. Hannah’s collection brings a flash of grown-up, androgynous cool to the MOTLEY stable.
Fine jeweller and Istanbul native Melis Goral grew up in a family of well-known jewellers. A graduate of the Insituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy, Melis’ multicultural heritage and global travels have fueled a lifelong interest in diverse cultures and traditions, alongside a passion for timeless design.
Art deco and geometric shapes are a strong influence; Melis’ designs are effortlessly elegant, beautifully precise and utterly wearable.
Scott Wilson set up his eponymous jewellery label after landing a scholarship with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris. He’s since worked on runway pieces for the likes of Burberry, Givenchy and Gaultier and projects with Kylie Minogue, Madonna and George Michael. Much of Scott’s work is known to be detail orientated with a hand finished look inspired by modern architecture. His MOTLEY reversible collection shows the designer at his very best: architectural, balanced and super smart.
Sim & Stout
ART IS JEWELLERY. JEWELLERY IS ART.
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