The Royal Jewellers S01 ep2 : Illario Jewellery [Valenza]

Interview with Pietro-Luigi Illario and Mario Dessi

Mario Dessi
3:28
Interviewer: So you started in aeronautical construction, which is big things that
fly and now you are doing little things that fall on the ground and are kapootnik?
Why?

3:42
Because for me, jewellery is wonderful.

 

Mario Dessi
19:17
Interviewer: What is Illario?

19:19
Big jewellery, and maker for many jewellery brands with important names. Design, prototypes,
models, setting and all in this factory.

19:36
Interviewer: So everything is done here in Valenza?

19:40
Yes in Valenza.

19:41
Since 1920.

19:42
Yes.

19:48
If you love jewellery don’t think of the cheap jewellery, think of Liz Taylor.

20:02
Interviewer: 1920-30s were a very glamorous time in jewellery.

20:03
Yes glamorous and Cartier was born, Maboussin, Van Cleef and Arpels,
Illario made these objects for them.

Jewellery Theatre Carravaggio

20:15
Interviewer: All these companies?

20:17
Oh, it is a secret okay.

20:23
In the first part of the century the economy is up only for a small number of people
but the possibilities were very, very big.

20:42
Interviewer: Who started Illario?

20:46
Carlo Illario.

20:48
Interviewer: Where did he learn before he started this company?

(Pietro-Luigi Illario)
20:49
He learnt in Paris at the atelier of Cartier

20:52
??? very jewellery ???? (can’t understand a word he’s saying) ???? stop ?? clear
…………Paris ……. teacher…….

21:02
Interviewer: To learn this art of Haute jewellery

21:07
????????? make ???? the first factory.

21:13
Interviewer: For fine jewellery here?

21:13
Yes

Jewellery Theatre Carravaggio

21:19
Interviewer: If you compare the goldsmith of Italy to the goldsmith of France is it
different are they different technicians or their technical work is exactly the same?

21:30
No, they started with similar technical and technology but the Italian mind together
with the Italian soul study a different technique.

21:46
Interviewer: Why?

21:47
Because if you make your dress in China or in France there is a difference. You
have

21:57
Interviewer: Different sensibilities.

Jewellery Theatre Elements

21:59
Sensibilities. My role is design. Design is to create that one idea, if you have not
sensibility, taste and the total capacity it’s not possible to make one jewel that has
character.

22:32
Illario now is a new generation.

22:35
Interviewer: When did he pass away? When did he die?

22:37
Fifties.

22:39
Interviewer: And then your father took over? And obviously now you have taken
over as the third generation! But you are the designer you are the artistic director
here?

22:48
Yes.

Jewellery Theatre Fairytales

22:54
In design there is Mario Dessi, and I have been here 5 year. Ten years ago I think
I’ve been wondering I would like to design jewellery.

23:08
Interviewer: You would like to design jewellery?

23:09
Jewellery.

21:10
Interviewer: Why?

23:12
For passion, I know the technical, the style for my character it is important to have
emotion. Emotion is to see the sensibility of people. Emotion is to
draw the designs that are different.

23:45
I draw design of jewellery now but I don’t think of jewellery. I don’t see the window
of the jewellery shop. If I do see the other’s jewellery it is only for to know what
there does exist. It is not possible to draw something similar. It is important to
know your sector, literature, the book, the fair. This is the idea is make it....

24:26
Interviewer: Somebody already made it

24:27
You are not at one designer.

24:33
It is important that jewellery designers know the new trends of fashion because it
is an accessory.

224:55
It is important another thing your styling, your character, your taste because the
object is oh Illario. In five years Illario make ?????? (impossible to understand)
jewellery. America, Japan, Hong Kong see Illario this is the line of Illario ??????.

25:35
Interviewer: They copy you a lot?

25:34
Yes, there is not a problem for Illario with this system but it is important because I
think okay this direction is very right because if you copy my style my style is
good.

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