photography by Nikos Vavdinoudis & Christos Dimitriou
with a scientific approach, Superlora jewellery is
a classic twist
to a contemporary design.
Born in 1984, Ariadne Kapelioti grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she received a BSc in Physics from Aristotle University. After learning the complex art of silversmithing next to a professional in Thessaloniki, she completed jewellery design and fashion contextual studies in London, at London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.
Upon the end of her studies, she founded “Superlora”, the first Greek jewellery brand embracing 3D printing technology. Since 2012, Superlora jewellery projects have been placed at gallery shops and concept stores around Greece, while appearing in a variety of print and digital media.
Superlora has participated in art exhibitions and fairs showcasing contemporary design. Ariadne was honoured to be selected among the 75 designers of "Open Design Italia" 2015 through an international competition and received the prestigious "A Design Award" 2017 in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category. Last February, Superlora participated at the 6th annual designers’ meeting, “A Jewel Made In Greece” at Zappeion Megaron, as well as the project dedicated to the international scouting of talents of contemporary jewellery “Artistar Jewels 2019” in Milano, Italy.
Overall, Ariadne considers herself as a scientist-gone-artist or a designer with a scientific approach. Science and Art & Design may appear to be two conflicting subjects, however, they have fundamental similarities; both disciplines require creativity, patience, research, inspiration and hard work. “Science has always ruled my mind and Design makes my heartbeat high!”, she says.
Superlora designs are highly influenced by the first costume jewellery era, the Fabulous Fifties, and feature forms and patterns inspired by Science in small series production. With attention to detail, precision and experimentation, completed using advanced 3D printing technology, Superlora jewellery is large and light, shiny and colourful, playful and quirky.
Moreover, Ariadne creates in a conscious way; not only is she following a no leather, no fur policy and strict waste management codes at the studio, but she is also designing jewellery that doesn't follow the trends, only attempts to fit the zeitgeist of the era.
"Artistar Jewels 2019", Milano, ITALY
"A Jewel Made In Greece", Athens, GREECE
"Bloominverse" El.Marneri Galerie, Athens, GREECE
The Fashion Room Service, Athens, GREECE
"Jewellery & Music" Galeria Autoria, Porto, PORTUGAL
Greek Brand New, Athens, GREECE
Utopa International Design Exhibition, Zhuzhou, CHINA
40 x 40 Exhibition Budapest, Budapest Projekt Galéria, Budapest HUNGARY
Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen Design Week, CHINA
Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing Conference, The Lalit Mumbai, INDIA
"Jewellery & Music" Tincal Lab, Porto, PORTUGAL
Museum of Outstanding Design, Como, ITALY
Wazp.io, Pure London, UK
Open Design Italia, Trento, ITALY
"Your Dreamy Eyes" Actus, Chalandri, GREECE
62th Exhibition Modern Creations, Athens, GREECE
"Faces of Rebirth" Actus, Chalandri, GREECE
Rota, Athens, GREECE