Bea Bongiasca, born in Milan in 1990, is an Italian jewellery designer.
In 2013, she graduated with honors in Jewellery Design BA at Central Saint Martins in London, the same year that she founded her own brand and studio in Milan. She presented her first collection, No Rice, No Life in 10 Corso Como during Milan Fashion Week in September 2014.
Bea’s inspiration stems from her fascination with East Asia and by the personal experiences she had while visiting these regions. She incorporates the visual language and knowledge she gained during her travels with her deep passion for pop culture and her western flair. The focus that Bea has is more of jewellery as an art form and her concept is the pivotal aspect of her design process.
In December 2014, Bea had a solo show with contemporary jewellery gallery, Galleria Antonella Villanova, in the Design section of Art Basel: Miami Beach. The gallery also exhibited her work in the 2015 edition of MiArt and it will also be shown in the next Design Basel in June 2015. In July 2015, she presented Endless? a capsule jewellery collection with Toiletpaper Magazine that is currently being sold in Colette, 10 Corso Como and Opening Ceremony.
In November 2015 Bea Bongiasca won the first “Premio Giovani Imprese - Believing in the Future” for the Jewellery category. Fondazione Altagamma created this award in partnership with L’Uomo Vogue, Borsa Italiana and Maserati with the aim to promote upcoming and most promising Italian creative talents.
In January 2017 Bea was named the Arts & Dorm Room Founders categories in Forbes’ second annual “30 Under 30 Europe class of 2017” list, a list that features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business,technology, media, culture and more.
The same month she presented the eight piece capsule collection No Rice, No Love created exclusively for YOOX, in occasion of Valentine’s Day.