“Orii” has many meanings around the world….
to be born or created
a rising star, river or sun
contemporary metalsmith + designer
Orii Design is a jewellery brand founded by Stephanie Geracitano, who was born and raised in Canada. Each piece of jewellery is designed and handmade in her studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Having a background in industrial design and sculpture, Stephanie creates wearable works of art in silver, gold and stone.
Her work illuminates the beauty found in simplicity and is very sculptural with a strong emphasis on form and structure. It is basic enough to wear everyday, but is still unique enough in form to really stand out. Simple and subtle, yet sophisticated and distinct. She values quality and her pieces are made to be long lasting.
Stephanie lives between the mountains and sea and is enamoured by her natural environment and the emotion it evokes. Many of her pieces use sculptural elements found in nature, mainly from geological formations such as glaciers, caves, canyons or waves. These elements are mixed with a contemporary architectural aesthetic. The dynamic forms suggest movement and transformative aspects of nature, such as the ever changing landscapes sculpted by the power of wind, water and sun. The fluidity of the dynamic forms entice the viewer to explore all angles of a piece, moving the eye across the piece.
Throughout her collections, a variety of processes are used, including lost wax casting, computer aided design and traditional silversmith techniques.
Orii design aims to inspire each person to express their uniqueness, individuality, and their light.
Portrait and studio photography by Eugenia Filippova