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A native Venetian, Eleonora Mayerle has traveled the world since she was very young and lived abroad for long periods in Paris, Madrid, London and Buenos Aires.

After a Master Degree in Communication Science, Eleonora specialized in Contemporary Art History working for many years at La Biennale of Venice and, eventually, as a curator and a critic for art galleries and magazines. From 2009 to 2016 she was curator for an important contemporary art space in Venice until she decided to focus exclusively on Isla Fontaine.

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Eleonora with Daniel Buren

Thanks to the continuous relationship with artists and their works, Eleonora develops her personal creative vision and in 2012, after having studied Jewellery Business at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, she determines on creating her brand. 

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Central Saint Martin's School - Photo by Hufton + Crow

As an attentive observer, she continues to find inspiration in contemporary art, design, architecture, and photography as well as dance, music and, above all, fashion. In her pieces, Eleonora combines the international fashion trends with her artistic background and the Italian traditional quality, in order to make accessories which are at the same time classic and trendy, contemporary and timeless.

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Some of Eleonora' inspirations

She lives and works in Venice with her husband and their son.