MARIA JOÃO BAHIA
“To create jewels is to materialize stories, it is to transform memories into beautiful and timeless objects.” – Maria João Bahia
Creations are well-known for their unusual combinations of noble metal, gems, and organic forms, transformed into astonishing pieces. Lead by Maria João Bahia, the jewelry that bears her name is an icon of elegance and exclusivity with a 100% Portuguese design.
The creative act is a process of transformation ad apprenticeship in constant evolution and must be developed in total freedom. Reason and Emotion are always present, but often intuition gets ahead of the process. Each piece, a jewel or a piece of Design, has its unique essence, its own identity.
“A piece is finished when it makes the observer break the apparent outline of things, and look for the essence of the underlying idea”. – Maria João Bahia
The brand Maria João Bahia builds its reputation in a universe of dreams which doesn’t limit imagination. To innovate by appealing to different materials opens the door to a source of creation which, in turn, simulates a parade of ideas in those who value these Fairy Tale objects.
An example of the opening to a new dimension happened while working with the mysterious universe of glass and crystal. Natural characteristics of the material, such as being translucent, stimulate and launch different projections of the creative act.
Creativity is spontaneous to Maria João Bahia. An artistic sensibility especially attentive to the world around and an educated sense of taste are reflected in unrivalled pieces, full of feeling and meaning.