I am a jewelry designer and goldsmith and native from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since an early age, I have had a great passion for designing and crafting small objects. My first contact with jewelry design came while studying at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with a degree in product design.
I immediately identified with the jewelry crafting process and the opportunity it provided to express my design ideas into small wearable pieces of art. I studied and worked with several skilled jewelers in Brazil while finishing my degree. In 2009, after graduation, I moved to New York City where I set up my own studio and workspace.
With my own studio and the inspiration of my two hometowns, Rio and New York, I was able to design, craft and produce my first collection of pieces, which were launched under my new design company V Nunes in December of 2010.
As a product designer, I am focused on designing attractive wearable objects that will enhance the human body form as well as will fit the body comfortably, ergonomically.
The natural environment as well as manmade objects inspires me. My hometown is filled with beautiful beaches, lush forest and iconic rock peaks that served as inspiration for my first collection. Now that I have made NYC my second home, I’ve been inspired by the diversity of architecture, people, objects and human made landscapes in the city.
In the past years, I have been incorporating and exploring 3D modeling and printing technologies to my jewelry making techniques. As a designer, I am interested in learning new techniques in order to create unique and innovative design ideas.