Francesca Amfitheatrof is now perched on the shoulder of a legendary jewelry brand — Tiffany & Co. — and, as Design Director, points the way toward beautiful new horizons. We asked what spurs her creative choices.
Francesca Amfitheatrof, Tiffany & Co.’s Design Director, lives in the Big Apple but, above all, is a citizen of the world. Growing up abroad, Amfitheatrof learned about Asian art’s sensitivity to form and its pared down, clean aesthetic; Italy’s unending beauty and craftsmanship have stayed with her always. So a jewelry collection à la Manhattan, the place where it all comes together, was only natural.
“T pays homage to the Tiffany name, but it also has a verticality and angularity that I associate with the energy and intensity of New York,” she told Taste of Life. “This is a place of courage and reinvention that constantly sparks creativity.”
To keep up with the crackling energy, Amfitheatrof takes sustenance at restaurants like Gemma at the Bowery Hotel or Ariake at The Shilla Hotel in Seoul. On the next page, see how fabulously she curates her life thanks to her jeweller’s eye and artist’s spirit.