Seattle, Washington, 2008. The Graypants design studio was founded by architects Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle (and joined later by close friend, Jon Gentry) as a way to get back to what they'd originally loved about architecture: design, drawing and making things by hand.
The story begins in Trieste, Italy, the Adriatic port town where coffee first entered Europe, and where in 1933, company founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine. The story is still being written today by President and CEO Andrea Illy, representing a third generation of illy family leadership.
Materia Design is for Rosalba Galati and Laura Santi the result of a shared passion for materials and their pliability. An esplorative energy guides both hands and mind towards the creation of jewelry new in shape and perceptually diverse in conception.
Unlike traditional jewelry, its preciousness is obtained through playful creativity and free use of forms.